TDN4102 - Design research documentation - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 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 Jess Berry


Mr Dion Tuckwell

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)




Enrolled in a Design 4002 Studio unit (dependent on stream)


This unit runs in parallel with the chosen studio program to reinforce the intellectual and design contexts for the studio exploration. Activities include ongoing reflection, documentation and contextualisation of students' research. Students will be expected to articulate processes, findings and implications uncovered through the studio project.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. Demonstrate reflective approaches for the production of design research;
  2. Document and communicate the processes and findings of a design research project;
  3. Locate their work in relation to socio-economic, cultural, design and intellectual developments relevant to design;
  4. Select and apply appropriate design research concepts, strategies and methods;
  5. Understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.


100% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including 3 contact hours plus 9 hours of independent study, or equivalent.

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