This unit represents the second part of a three part design project and students are expected to continue with the research initiated in MDC4001. Conceptual designs are expected to be developed to a stage that allows relevant critical analysis. Regular group and individual critiques of the project will be undertaken as the project and the thinking underlying it develop. Both the intentions of students and the results of their work are debated in group discussions and critical sessions. Students will be expected to demonstrate a strong capability to resolve and defend relevant design issues.
On successful completion of this unit, students will:
Mid-semester portfolio: 20% Final portfolio: 80%
Students will be assigned a project supervisor and meet on a weekly basis. Group seminars will be arranged and occur at least 4 times throughout the semester. A nominal 24 hours per week of independent study time for library research, preparation for assigned projects and personal study is expected.