IDN1002 - Industrial design studio 2 - 2019

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


Dr Mark Richardson

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


COL1001 or IDN1001


IDE1112, IDE1802Not offered in 2019


The aim of this unit is to understand and develop the students understanding and practical skill regarding the relationship between production and manufacture. The studio takes the student through a number of key studio based explorations that underpin and develop an understanding of the inter-relationship between a desired physical outcome and the manner of its production. This includes an appreciation of the core principles of manufacture methods and the impact upon the design of an object due to materiality. Students are encouraged to apply theoretical learning with an experimental approach to problem solving. Project work is presented in folio format, documented for production. Final design proposals are also undertaken in detailed model or prototypical form where appropriate.


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

  1. De-construct existing objects and products with intent of re-purposing them by understanding their making;
  2. Design objects to meet certain physical criteria through the manipulation and exploitation of industrial multiple production processes;
  3. Appreciate the practical and theoretical nature of industrial design, in particular the intimate relationship between rational processes and inspirational factors in design;
  4. Identify, analyse, and interpret the general characteristics of design tasks;
  5. Observe and employ occupational health and safety appropriate to studio practice.


100% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

24 hours per week including 8 contact hours plus 16 hours of independent study.

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