Contemporary Design Project 4A

Engagement with new thinking in contemporary design research through a specific lecturer-led project.

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Art and Design Studies

Course planning information

Course notes

Tautua: Collective and creative engagements towards the wellbeing of Moana communities
How can local Healthcare services enable access and autonomy of services towards the wellbeing of Moana communities in Aotearoa? This course looks to engage with a local healthcare service through the guiding methodology of Talanoa and Vā. Throughout this course, students will be introduced to emerging and established Māori and Pacific designers in Aotearoa working on projects of decolonization and the reshaping of sector services for Māori and Pacific peoples. Alongside this, students will engage in regular talanoa with a specified health-care provider, weaving both community and healthcare experiences to imagine what enabled and autonomous access might present as through creative practice and resolution.

Expected prior learning

Practical knowledge and skills in creative arts with an understanding of the design process.

Prerequisite courses

Complete first
Appraisal Required

You need to complete the above course or courses before moving onto this one.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the relationship between creative work and audiences, clients, markets, users, consumers, participants relevant to project. [Graduate Profile: Whanaungatanga - Connectedness, A3]
  • 2 Be intellectually curious and adaptable, developing own creative approach to accommodate risk and uncertainty. [Graduate Profile: Toi - Creativity, B1]
  • 3 Contribute to innovative developments in creative practice and research. [Graduate Profile: Toi - Creativity, C3]
  • 4 Combine technical excellence with conceptual rigour to produce high quality creative outputs. [Graduate Profile: Mohio - Virtuosity, D2]
  • 5 Interact effectively, ethically and professionally with sophisticated communication and presentation skills. [Graduate Profile: Whanaungatanga - Connectedness, E2]

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Creative compositions 1 2 3 4 5 100%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

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