IDES2001 Design Communication

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit provides a survey of communication techniques used by design practitioners to design and present their projects.
Students are able to (1) understand how and why designers use communication techniques to aid in the understanding of the proposed design concepts; (2) demonstrate a developing knowledge of digital design terminology; (3) develop the ability to communicate design intentions to others through a range of media; and (4) develop the ability to verbally present students' work to others.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) journal and (2) folio submissions. Further information is available in the unit outline.

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)
Dr Beth George
Unit rules
IDES1040 Techniques of Visualisation or ARCT1010 Drawing History
Advisable prior study:
ARCT1010 Drawing History
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
(1) Specialised drawing paper (~8 sheets) (estimated cost - 70)
(2) Textbook (estimated cost - 30).
Contact hours
lectures: 1 hour per week; workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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