This unit (BSBDES402) describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret and creatively respond to a design brief through the production of work. It applies to individuals working in any industry or design context where work is prescribed by a commissioning agent/client in a brief. Individuals are required to integrate the creative, communication and planning processes that support effective response to a design brief. Work is carried out independently, although guidance is available if required.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - articulate and document the process of developing own design practice by learning to develop new skills, ideas and a unique voice; - adjust work processes via peer feedback and self-evaluation, and; - identify work options and incorporate networking in career development. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - list current and emerging designers in the relevant design discipline; - discuss current and emerging trends and technologies in the relevant design discipline, and the opportunities and challenges they represent; - identify professional development information and resources available to designers, and; - summarise sources of information relating to work opportunities and career planning.

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