SDN1002 - Spatial design studio 2 - 2019

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Design

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Chris Cottrell


Dr Chris Cottrell

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


COL1001 or IAR1113 or DGN1001 and OHS1000


IAR1112, IAR1113, IAR1401


Students taking this unit will engage with the social aspects and collaborative processes of design. Two fundamental modules will be explored: key observation and representation skills for design development and communication; and the physical and qualitative properties of common spatial practice materials.

In the first module students will focus on the social, cultural and physical contexts of spatial design practice. In the second module the projects will focus on the development of observation and analytical skills to support the investigation of these properties, and the potential for their application in design.


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

  1. Prepare a design proposal in response to a simple project brief;
  2. Consider aesthetic, functional, sustainable and programmatic aspects of design outcomes;
  3. Draw in 2D and 3D using computer aided design software;
  4. Engage with concepts relevant to the inhabitation of space as key concerns of interior architecture;
  5. Record the processes undertaken in the production of a design proposal using a range of media;
  6. Understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline 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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