UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

IDES1040 Techniques of Visualisation

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Landscape Architecture; Integrated Design major sequences
  • Category B broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science students
  • Level 1 elective
Content This unit exposes students to a range of visualisation techniques including those enabled by digital technologies. It develops students' skills and exposes them to opportunities for visualising design and project work. It also builds awareness of the evolution and importance of visual communication and its role in the development of conceptual clarity within the discipline of design.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) understand the evolution of techniques of visualisation including fundamental strategies, methods and developments of and in the visual expression of design ideas; (2) demonstrate familiarity with visualisation terminology, a range of visualisation conventions and graphic languages; (3) execute methods of enquiry and expression using different visualisation techniques as forms of rapid and inexpensive prototyping and as iterative processes for speculative design ideas; (4) apply appropriate analytical and technical skills in order to execute and critically evaluate two dimensional drawings and other forms of visualisation; and (5) communicate and present design concepts in a clear, engaging and expressive manner.
Assessment This comprises assignments (100 per cent) which may involve a proportion of in-class assignment work in a laboratory setting.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Senior Lecturer Jennie Officer
Contact hours lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 2 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.alva.uwa.edu.au/Units/IDES1040/SEM-1/2017
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