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Capstone Project

Overview of the unit

Unit code: DCO30001
Duration: 1 Teaching Period
Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

About this unit

Students will work on a collaborative project that draws upon the skills developed during the course.

Content

  • Topics will vary based on the nature of the Capstone project. Communication Design students in Melbourne will undertake an Information
  • Design Capstone where topics for discussion may include:
  • Information design principles and techniques, publication architecture, hierarchy, structure and conventions
  • Researching, organising and presenting data, information and content. Interpreting and presenting data, information and content as visual explanations, editorial structures, narratives and sequences
  • Information graphic devices and representational conventions
  • User centred design: Graphic user interface (GUI) design principles and techniques.
  • Students off-campus will undertake an Advertising Design Capstone where topics may include:
  • Community, brand and product advertising, brand management
  • Advertising industry practices and strategic planning for advertising
  • Multiple media campaigns and Communication strategies
  • Literal and lateral thinking
  • Creative writing and visual coherence.

This unit is found in Bachelor of Design with a Major in Communication Design.