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DSGN720 – Design 720

Module code
Module title
Design 720
To enable students to critically research, curate, create and integrate content in response to users’ needs. This module is complementary to Design 710 with each course containing discrete topics and projects.
  • BM1802
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Blended – high Project, Inquiry and Studio based learning. Other methods will involve online activities, portfolio, tutorials, lectures, workshops, group activities, guest speakers, field trips, critiques, collaborative projects, as appropriate
Learning Outcomes
1. Act and think independently through a critically reflective process
2. Demonstrate a broad range of creative solutions in constrained, complex, and ambiguous contexts
3. Critically select and apply appropriate design tools and practices in response to a project brief
4. Pitch creative ideas to relevant stakeholders in a professional capacity
• Domain history and precedent
• Contextual research skills
• Domain-specific tools and practices
• Communication skills
• Interpersonal skills
• Critical thinking skills
• Problem solving skills
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. Students must complete all assessments and gain an overall mark of at least 50% in order to pass this module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
• Studio and client presentation spaces.
• Domain-specific software and tools, including industry-spec computers.

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