UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

IDES3000 Integrated Design Studio 3—Complex

Credit 12 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Summer teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Integrated Design major sequence
  • Category B broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science students
  • Level 3 elective
Content This unit proactively responds to the design challenges associated with the existing and emerging economic, technical and social issues confronting the contemporary city. While the studio involves speculative explorations, these are grounded in interdisciplinary analysis of the urban system(s). The content to be explored includes urban structure, urban form infrastructural and environmental systems. Students develop a critical understanding of contemporary and emerging urban challenges; the ability to analyse urban systems in an integrated manner; an understanding of the influence of technical change on the urban environment; and an appreciation of the cultural setting for urban innovation.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) apply analysis and critical judgement and utilise speculation, iteration and reflection in the creation of integrated design solutions at a complex scale and at a complex level of resolution; (2) incorporate technical and environmental areas of study into the urban design/infrastructure process; (3) acknowledge social and ethical responsibilities associated with integrated design proposals; and (4) establish a broad understanding of urban research methodologies and competency in both verbal and visual communication.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) preliminary analytical exploration and strategy development (group work) and (2) development of aspects of the strategy (individual folio). Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite standard(s) for the development of aspects of the strategy (individual folio) component of the unit, as specified in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is available in this unit for those students who obtain a mark of at least 45 overall provided they have also obtained a mark of at least 45 in a specified component of the unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Assistant Professor Tijana Vujosevic
Unit rules
Prerequisites: IDES2040 Future Making and IDES2000 Integrated Design Studio 2—Making (formerly IDES2000 Integrated Design Studio 1—Small)
Contact hours lectures: 1 hour per week; studios: 5 hours per week
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.alva.uwa.edu.au/Units/IDES3000/SEM-1/2017
SUMMER : http://www.unitoutlines.alva.uwa.edu.au/Units/IDES3000/SUMMER/2017
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