Product Visualisation 1: Hand Sketching

DID10001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 hours

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

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 2

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

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

Aims and objectives

This unit introduces fundamental drawing and rendering skills to facilitate the development and presentation of design ideas. A range of 2D visualisation skills particularly suited to the concept generation stage of the design process will be explored, including perspective drawing, orthographic projection, freehand sketching, quick rendering techniques, exploded views and exploratory sketching.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Demonstrate freehand line drawing that depicts shape, form and surface finish.
2. Produce accurate freehand drawings of various objects and products in perspective, orthographic projection and exploded perspective views.
3. Prepare 2D and 3D renderings using techniques for quick marker application, and using highlight, shadows, hues and colour saturation to depict form.
4. Apply a range of ideation techniques appropriate for problem solving and creative thinking to their design projects.

Courses with unit

BH-DESIND1 Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) (Honours)
BH-ENG Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) & Doubles – Product Design Major
BH-ENGPROF Bachelor of Engineering (Professional) (Honours) – Product Design Major