GLOBAL DESIGN CONTEXTS (2 SCU)
Upon successful completion of this course, students are expected to be able to: demonstrate your ability to critically analyse and reflect in the evaluation of independently sourced research evidence or material; demonstrate a critical awareness of historical, cultural, and contemporary issues through the investigation of global design cultures; display evidence of critical thinking by conceiving, progressing, evaluating, and communicating potential creative solutions; and demonstrate your ability to take greater responsibility for your own learning, evidencing an increasing reflexivity in making critical judgements about your work.
Through this module, the students will learn about more complex desk research: the use of academic and design literature; use of popular media; trends etc; further and more complex and analytical research in both physical and the virtual spaces – museums – galleries – websites and online creative portals – podcasts and design tutorials; how to select and apply relevant research methods that allow you to develop understanding about diverse global design cultures; how to synthesise and employ your findings as insights and inspiration for your own visual exploration. This visual exploration will enable you to start to develop your own global design ‘voice’; synthesis of research findings into insights as a foundation for a self -defined creative design brief -design proposals; and reflective practice for designers through self- evaluation. Furthermore, the students will be encouraged to advance your visual literacy and to be aware of current issues and debates. Through exploring alternative ideas, you will develop an ability to evaluate and communicate preferred solutions to self-identified design challenges and how to critically justify the decisions you make. employing a reflective practice approach.The students will use appropriate software to compile and create presentations of research and design development proposals
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