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Digital Design Applications (ABPL90123)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90123
Campus
Parkville
Availability(Quotas apply)
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject focuses on algorithmic digital form explorations using intensive computational scripting coupled with fabrication of detailed material models. The selected topics introduced in the subject include: variational design, interactive skins and spaces, materials and technologies of digital fabrication.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the subject students should have developed:

  • knowledge of the impact of digital technology on theoretical issues in spatial design;
  • critical awareness of the relationship between representation and spatial design with an emphasis on digital design environments;
  • skills in the use of computational design and digital technologies.

Generic skills

  • Critical thinking and analysis.
  • Information gathering and critical synthesis.
  • Comprehension of complex concepts and the ability to express them lucidly in writing.
  • Methods of documentation and presentation.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Admission into a course at the Melbourne School of Design.

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Core participation requirements

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Assessment

  • Attendance and class participation throughout the semester (10%)
  • Reflection on 2-3 texts out of the ‘Readings’ material during seminar sessions, 10 minute presentation per student, with a 2 page (1000 word) summary (15%)

Design Task:

  • A3 folio of ‘process’ work, due at the end of the exam period (15%)
  • Explanatory text (approx. one side of A4), due at the end of the exam period (10%)
  • Physical Model(s) and A1 poster of design due at the end of the exam period (50%)*

*Physical Model(s) – At least one model that shows a significant section of your design @ 1:20. A1 poster needs to communicate the key ideas behind your proposal, can be a combination of typical architectural drawings/diagrams/renders.

Quotas apply to this subject

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorDominik Holzer
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours3 hours per week
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
    Last self-enrol date10 July 2017
    Census date31 August 2017
    Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
    Assessment period ends17 November 2017

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

170 Hours

Additional delivery details

Quota: 25

This subject is a quota subject and places are limited. Students may provisionally enrol via the Student Portal, but places are not guaranteed until selection is completed. You will be notified in writing by the Student Centre if you are selected.

Selection criteria: Academic merit

For detailed information on the quota subject application process and due dates, refer to the EDSC Quota Subjects webpage: http://edsc.unimelb.edu.au/quota-subjects

Further information

Related courses

Related majors/minors/specialisations

There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

Last updated: 11 May 2017