Industrial Design Special Topic C

Course code

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Industrial Design

Course planning information

Course notes

Topic for Summer School 2016: Nothing can go wrong can go wrong...

The subject matter of ‘Natural Disaster Solutions’ is a topic of real concern in these ‘Shaky Isles’. By learning from our experiences and research from recent events we can build more significant solutions to address the consequence of natural disasters. This can be done through the development of products and services that alleviate or mitigate the aftermath of a disaster on society. Students will investigate and develop concepts and ideas addressing earthquake and tsunami scenarios. This will include prototyping and modelling to communicate their ideas with the objective to publish at a Natural Hazards Conference.

Appropriate Prior Study: xxx.358 core CoCA studio courses.

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 Identify and critique design solutions associated with science-fictional-based narrative premises.
  • 2 Critically analyse design issues and their relationship to sociological, cultural and technological contexts.
  • 3 Identify and evaluate the design dimensions appropriate to science-fictional-based concepts.
  • 4 Select and apply appropriate strategies to implement production design solutions.
  • 5 Apply effective approaches for working collaboratively and independently that enhance outcomes for the group and individual.
  • 6 Evaluate their own work in relation to their previous work, other students’ work, and precedent design solutions.

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


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Creative compositions 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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