School: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Research global design trends
  • Unit Code

    BSBDES602
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Nominal Hours

    30
  • Full Year Unit

    Y
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Ms Leisa Marie LANDRE-ORD

Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and critically evaluate global design trends. The focus is on research and analysis of information and ideas at a complex level, plus the evaluation and extension of the individual's professional skills.
It applies to individuals who need to maintain a current and comprehensive knowledge of global design trends to inform their own professional practice. Although predominantly for designers, this unit may also be relevant to those who work in related management, marketing and production areas.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Equivalent Rule

Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBDES602A - Research global design trends

Elements

  • 1. Research design trends
  • 2. Analyse design trends to inform own practice
  • 3. Develop and articulate positions and ideas
  • 4. Extend own design skills

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:
- conduct research on a complex range of design issues, trends and ideas
- document the analysis, critique and synthesis of complex sources to develop own positions and ideas
- use opportunities to refine own design skills.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:
- describe broad global design trends that apply to all design disciplines
- discuss the business implications/consequences of adopting trends and emergent technologies
- compare and contrast different research methodologies and options
- outline sources of information on global design, design trends and broader references that may inform emerging and innovative design practice
- critique specific current and emerging design technologies and trends (at a global level) in at least one area of design.

Assessment

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the design process field of work and include access to a current and varied range of familiar and unfamiliar information sources.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

Assessment

GS5 VET GRADING SCHEMA Used for WAAPA VET only

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Research global design trends
  • Unit Code

    BSBDES602
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Nominal Hours

    30
  • Full Year Unit

    Y
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Ms Leisa Marie LANDRE-ORD

Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and critically evaluate global design trends. The focus is on research and analysis of information and ideas at a complex level, plus the evaluation and extension of the individual's professional skills.
It applies to individuals who need to maintain a current and comprehensive knowledge of global design trends to inform their own professional practice. Although predominantly for designers, this unit may also be relevant to those who work in related management, marketing and production areas.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Equivalent Rule

Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBDES602A - Research global design trends

Elements

  • 1. Research design trends
  • 2. Analyse design trends to inform own practice
  • 3. Develop and articulate positions and ideas
  • 4. Extend own design skills

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:
- conduct research on a complex range of design issues, trends and ideas
- document the analysis, critique and synthesis of complex sources to develop own positions and ideas
- use opportunities to refine own design skills.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:
- describe broad global design trends that apply to all design disciplines
- discuss the business implications/consequences of adopting trends and emergent technologies
- compare and contrast different research methodologies and options
- outline sources of information on global design, design trends and broader references that may inform emerging and innovative design practice
- critique specific current and emerging design technologies and trends (at a global level) in at least one area of design.

Assessment

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the design process field of work and include access to a current and varied range of familiar and unfamiliar information sources.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

Assessment

GS5 VET GRADING SCHEMA Used for WAAPA VET only

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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