The goals of the Dimensional Design course are to facilitate a deeper understanding of how design works and how ideas, beliefs, values, attitudes, messages and information are effectively communicated to specific audiences with specific intentions or purposes via visual media forms. This course aims to achieve these goals by exposing students to a variety of communication models, and through exploration of design.
Design projects allow students to demonstrate their skills and understandings of design principles and processes, to analyse problems and possibilities, and to devise innovative strategies within a specific design context. There is potential for students to develop transferable skills and vocational competencies while devising innovative design artefacts.
In this Dimensional Design course, students develop a competitive edge for current and future industry and employment markets. It also provides access to further vocational and university pathways. The course equips students with the knowledge and skills to understand and interpret design, and to competently develop, plan and produce functionally effective artefacts for the world of today, and for the future.
This Dimensional Design course is a continuation of Product Design in Years 9 and 10, and the focus will be on Product and Industrial Design.