|Year of offer||2017|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject 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.
- 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
Admission into a course at the Melbourne School of Design.
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
- 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%)
- 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 coordinator Dominik Holzer Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 3 hours per week Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017 Last self-enrol date 10 July 2017 Census date 31 August 2017 Last date to withdraw without fail 22 September 2017 Assessment period ends 17 November 2017
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
Additional delivery details
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
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.