Digital Sketching and Ideation

DDD60003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to provide skills for 3D ideation appropriate to design and development processes. Students will be introduced to new design technologies and workflows including digital sketching, 3D modelling software and rendering software. These tools will be used to enhance students’ 3D ideation skills in exploring concepts and producing high-quality visual representations. The unit will also introduce some basic communication design techniques to aid in the presentation of concepts.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Produce digital sketching and rendering techniques for product presentation
2. Identify the appropriate use of 3D CAD tools to efficiently depict free-form shapes
3. Design a project with established outcomes by utilising relevant digital technologies
4. Create a practical design methodology and process to design projects
5. Distinguish the relative strengths of different design tools within design projects
6. Use basic techniques for photographic manipulation and digital page layout to communicate design intent of a product.

Courses with unit

Master of Design