DSIGN252-23B (HAM)

Cultural Perspectives for Design

15 Points

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The University of Waikato
Academic Divisions
Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences Office
Department of Computer Science

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: maria.admiraal@waikato.ac.nz

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: anne.ferrier-watson@waikato.ac.nz

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What this paper is about

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Through this paper, students can expand their knowledge of the diversity of cultures and gain an understanding of how design functions as a culture-making process in various contexts of ideas, values, norms, and beliefs. The paper provides insights into how these factors interact to produce new cultural forms and meanings, helping students appreciate the complex interplay between culture and design.

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How this paper will be taught

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This paper is taught through a series of lectures and studios/tutorials, and communication with students is facilitated through Moodle.

Regular class attendance and active participation are expected, and the course notes provided are not comprehensive. Additional material will be covered in class, and students are required to work on all content covered.

Students are also expected to allocate significant time to practical work. Merely turning in the first attempt at each assessment item is not acceptable. Instead, students should experiment with the concepts discussed in class to gain a full understanding of the material delivered.

Please note that, as part of the assessment, students may be required to complete an oral examination (viva voce) at a later date.


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Required Readings

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Reading material for the different topics will be available on Moodle and through Reading Lists
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Articulate an understanding of culture as a concept and the role it plays in relation to design
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  • Demonstrate an understanding of how design projects operate in local, national, and global contexts
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  • Communicate effectively in culturally and linguistically diverse contexts
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  • Demonstrate an understanding of the value of cross-cultural collaboration through group and project work
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  • Demonstrate an understanding of Māori and indigenous perspectives as fundamental in the development of projects in some cases
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  • Demonstrate an understanding of cultural misappropriation in relation to design
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Culture and Design
4 Aug 2023
No set time
25
2. Local, National and Global
25
3. Beyond disciplinary boundaries
13 Oct 2023
No set time
25
4. Online quizzes
13 Oct 2023
No set time
15
5. Professional Practice
13 Oct 2023
No set time
10
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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