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NM3410 - Design Lab I

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

In this subject students will typically work in a collaborative environment to explore design within business, social and cultural contexts. Students will examine advanced design and communication concepts and produce creative projects. By using design thinking, students will examine behaviour of people, customers and/or users, their needs and motivations to develop communication and design solutions that will enrich people's lives. These projects typically require an integration of knowledge and skills gained throughout the entire design program.

Learning Outcomes

  • formulate strategies and solutions for advanced communication and design problems;
  • construct advanced creative products that effectively communicate visual and textual aesthetics to the relevant audience;
  • integrate efficiently and effectively a range of media into projects;
  • engage in collaborative and team- based projects, demonstrate high levels of professional autonomy and interpersonal skill sets and understanding of contemporary issues related to project development for social and/or commercial settings.

Subject Assessment

  • Design Project - (60%)
  • Design Research Project - (40%).
Prerequisites: (NM1400 OR NM1401 OR NM2901 OR CV1420) AND (NM1410 OR NM2410 OR NM2402) AND (NM2400 OR NM3407) AND (NM2420 OR NM2301 OR NM3901 OR CV2420)
CP3003 NM3401


Cairns, Study Period 4, External
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coord/Lect: Dr Russell Milledge.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours - Online engagement
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.