CC144 Design Meaning and Culture

6 credit points

Course Code CC144

Subject Outline

CC144 Design Meaning and Culture

Lecturer

Soheil Ashrafi

 

 

 

Program Director

Alan Chen

Duration

8 weeks

Co/Pre-requisites

-

Contact hours/week

6

Credit points

6

Self Study hours/week

8

 

Subject Description

This subject will allow learners to investigate contemporary design in relation to its cultural context. They will analyse aspects of their material world to familiarise themselves with the main contemporary approaches to and critiques of design. This subject gives them the knowledge and skills to analyse the interaction between design and various cultural and social values. Secondly, it alerts them to some of the social and ethical issues confronting professional designers. It also traces the discipline’s foundations and analyses texts about mainstream, class, gender, ethnic and youth subcultures.

 

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, learners will be able to:

1.

Interpret the interaction between design and a society’s cultural, political and economic values.

2.

Analyse the designer’s influence and responsibility in the formation of social and cultural values.

3.

Analyse an artefact in terms of its historical, stylistic, ethical, ecological, and nationalist/global meanings.

4.

Develop and present theoretical arguments for individual design strategies and solutions.

 

Assessment Table

Name/No

Type

Weighting %

Week Due

Learning Outcome

1. Role of the designer

Presentation

40

5

1, 2, 3

2. Research Journal

Journal

60

9

1, 3, 4

 

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