To complete this graduate certificate, you must complete two elective subjects, and one design studio.
As part of you studies, you have the opportunity to specialise in one of four different streams:
In the sustainable futures stream, you will focus on sustainable design in the context of social-environmental-technological systems and speculate on how strategic design can mobilise and support systemic changes, from products and services to governance. You will explore sustainability from understanding the complexities of urban systems to the molecular dimension of bio-design approaches and the sociological understanding needed to promote large scale behavioural change within the general population.
Digital design and fabrication
In the digital design and fabrication stream you will develop experience and expertise in the creation of flexible computational, physical and mixed reality models. You will utilise fused deposition modelling print technology, laser-cutting and CNC fabrication in the prototyping of complex geometrical form. This knowledge will lead to the application of performance based and generative modelling in response to specific physical criteria of site, function and usage.
In the interactive technologies stream you will investigate the connections between data, information and people in the design of interactive and intelligent objects and spaces. You will explore interactive systems using electronic sensing devices, actuation mechanisms and integrations with digital media. You will be challenged to extend these principles into specific case studies that seek to integrate user interface and user experience methodologies into holistic design proposals.
In the immersive experience stream you will explore techniques for the creation of embodied, sensorial and affective immersive environments. In the suite of sound electives you will develop methods for the production of recorded or synthesised sound fields to create complex three-dimensional acoustic effects. Ultimately you will develop phenomenological approaches to the shaping of both virtual environments and physical installations.