IDN3002 - Industrial design studio 5 - 2018

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Design

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Robbie Napper


Mr Rowan Page

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)






The aim of this unit is to prepare the student to demonstrate a level of competency enabling them to enter into the profession. The studio content focuses upon a student chosen design project that brings together all the learning and skill set acquisition that students have hitherto undertaken on the course. It provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate their capacity to integrate all aspects of Industrial Design project work into a holistic project; engaging design thinking, materiality, human interaction manufacturing, and communication that demonstrates professional competence. Students are encouraged to think creatively to identify a market or societal need, research and source relevant data, develop a product design specification and undertake the design of a product proposal under the supervision of academic staff. Project work is presented in folio format, documented for production. Final design proposals are also undertaken in detailed model or prototypical form where appropriate.


On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. integrate technical, aesthetic and symbolic factors involved in an industrial design project;
  2. achieve a holistic design, which demonstrates professional competence and cultural awareness;
  3. interact with industry and source relevant data;
  4. research, select and specify components relevant to individual projects;
  5. prepare viable design solutions for volume manufacture in accordance with project criteria;
  6. demonstrate communication skills including the execution of detailed-scaled models or prototypes for presentation purposes;
  7. observe and employ occupational health and safety principles and rules appropriate to studio practice.


100% mixed mode

Workload requirements

On-campus: 8 hours contact including, lecture, practical and tutorial time and 16 hours of private study time are expected to be spent.

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