|Year of offer||Not available in 2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject will serve as an introduction to digital design and workflow from ideas to the making of physical artefacts. It will introduce students to contemporary digital design software, tools and technology with a broader view of using these tools, mediums and techniques for design purposes and execution of design intent. The subject will focus on introducing design workflow from digital modelling to the making of physical artefacts exploring the relationship between material and technology.
A series of lectures will introduce students to the range of spatial media and techniques used to develop design concepts and design strategies. The emphasis will be on developing a critical understanding of the relationship between media and outcomes, and how tools and techniques encourage or constrain design possibilities. Concluding each lecture, students will be introduced to self-teaching modules that will enable experimentation with media and techniques typically used in design and planning.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
- Gain an understanding of the design, reasoning, and application of spatial and analog representations of physical models.
- Develop an historical awareness of pictorial traditions and symbolic representations in both 2D and 3D.
- Understand object-centred representations from aerial, topographic, planar and volumetric perspectives.
- Understand process-centred representations through digital, distributed/networked, time-based, quantitative, and kinetic/performative/responsive applications.
- Develop ways of reading and interpreting such representations with a cultural and critical lens.
Eligibility and requirements
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|ENVS10008 Virtual Environments|
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Analogue/digital drawing and modelling formatted as journal document with oral presentation (equivalent to 1600 words), two submissions (week 4 and mid-semester), 40%;
- Final design project using mixed media, supporting drawings and analysis with oral presentation (equivalent to 1200 words), end of semester (before examination period), 30%;
- Critical review of lectures and design project (1200 words), end of semester (first week of examination period), 30%.
Dates & times
Not available in 2019
Time commitment details
Rhinoceros software. Note: Apple-Mac users will require Windows operating system.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Informal specialisation Environments Discipline subjects Informal specialisation Non-allowed Breadth Subjects within the Bachelor of Design - relating to specific majors
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.