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Semester 1

Product Design: Re-Value (DESI08079)







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Visiting student eligibility will be assessed (including any required Design background) on a case-by-case basis. This course may incur additional costs for materials and/or field trips. **Please note that Design courses have extremely limited spaces available, and are very popular, so students cannot be guaranteed a space in any Design course.** These enrolments are managed strictly by the Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the department, and all enquiries to enrol in these courses must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office. It is not appropriate for students to contact the Design department directly to request additional spaces.

Course Summary

This course offers an introduction to the role that design has in mediating value. There is a long history of how design add value to objects and services, and this course will provide an insight into the shifts in culture and commerce that change how design is perceived and the role that it plays in value construction.

Course Description

Through a series of talks and workshops that explore the concept of value and worth in different contexts and markets, students will gain an understanding of the historical models of value and how the digital economy is changing the way we buy and use products and services. The course will reflect on design's place with established models of value chains. Students will be encouraged to consider what they value in the world around them, the artefacts and the way we use them, in order to understand how value is created and sustained. Principles for designing toward the circular economy will provide contexts for student projects and offer a set of values across which students may better understand how value is contested. Through a series of project briefs, students will respond through practice to better understand how value can be produced and sustained. This course will: 1. Introduce students to historical and contemporary concepts of value creation for design. 2. Develop student sensibilities in mediating value through the production of designed artefacts and services.3. Develop student skills designing toward the circular economy.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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