Eco-Design Studio

DDD70014 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One semester or equivalent
     
    This unit will be delivered on-line in Semester 2 2020. 

Contact hours

  • 36 hours per semester

2020 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

Results:
8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

Census:
31 Aug 20


Aims and objectives

This unit will explore the nature of design practices and outcomes in a world of diminishing natural capital. It will provide students with the skills and knowledge to develop innovative sustainable design strategies and explore the development of sustainable outcomes that support systems of social, environmental, economic, and cultural sustainability.This studio challenges designers to consider the nature of design practices and outcomes in a world of diminishing natural capital, that is, the earth's natural resources and the ecological systems that support life. It offers the skills and knowledge to develop innovative sustainable design strategies. These may include projects which defer immediately to sustainable outcomes and strategies, or projects which seek to analyse, determine and ultimately educate the end user.This studio attempts to position projects which seek to apply a broader understanding to all design disciplines and asks participants to question where sustainability fits within the wider community of design.
This unit aims to introduce students to the relationship between new technologies and design and the potential for its impact on “design” project outcomes.
 
After successfully completing this unit, students should be able to:·
1. Engage in an investigative and research-based studio project
2. Develop and extend individual projects which engage directly with the themes articulated for this design studio
3. Explore the relationship between a broader vision of research and design practice
4. Articulate the studio project outcomes and themes through a well-developed and well-structured design solution.

Courses with unit

This unit will be offered for the final time Semester 2, 2021