This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create sound design solutions in an industry context. Sound design solutions are those which are economically viable, environmentally conscious, ergonomically appropriate and equitable for those producing the product as well as the end user. The starting point may be an open or closed brief, spontaneous idea, modification of existing product, process, or system or a point in an ongoing design process. The unit includes research and analysis of ideas and resources, plus the development of innovative concepts. It also includes a requirement for critical and informed collaboration with others about one's own work.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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To be considered competent in this unit the participant must be able to demonstrate the achievement of all of the elements of competency to the level defined by their associated performance criteria and incorporating the required skills and knowledge. Specifically they must be able to: - develop the design concept through a process of selecting and critically examining source material and then refining the design concept - demonstrate effective collaboration about the design concept which shows a command of relevant references, terminologies and ideas - source industry information

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