Materials, Finishes and Form

DID10006 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36

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 emphasises the importance of materials and surface finishes for product development. It provides an in-depth understanding of materials and finishes relevant to industrial design, as well as fundamental design principles and elements used to better understand form, aesthetics and product appearance.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Illustrate a knowledge of materials and surface finishes used in industrial design
2. Apply an understanding of materials to new product development
3. Explore form and its relationship to aesthetics
4. Execute design principles and elements throughout the design process
5. Comprehend the emotional and psychological influences materials play in relation to industrial design

Courses with unit

BH-DESIND1 Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) (Honours)