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ACG204 - Design and Society

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

(This unit is available only to students enrolled in A328, A351, A352, A353, A355, A356, A357, A358, A359)

Unit chair:T Meyrick

For students who commenced their course prior to 2011: ACG203

For students commencing from 2011: ACG101 and ACG103



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You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


In this unit students will explore the areas of icons, signage and way-finding systems. Students will be expected to be reasonably fluent in the Adobe Publishing Suite and will actively research contemporary and historical aspects of visual communication and commercial design as it relates to modern society. Students will be presented with design issues and develop methods and strategies for the generation and production of effective solutions. Topic areas will include map and navigation systems and research into and development of public service campaigns. Students will explore designing for interactivity in environments such as the web (basic HTML and CSS) and examine interactive design workflows. The fundamentals of designing HTML-based web pages and prototypes with the skills of other applications (Photoshop & Illustrator) will be addressed incorporating concepts of way-finding into the web platform.


Design Project, 30%

Design Research, 30%

Design Project, 40%

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