DSIGN350-21A (HAM)

Intern Project

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Department of Computer Science


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: maria.admiraal@waikato.ac.nz

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: debby.dada@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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Use creative skills in a client driven studio environment. Students will complete the requirements of this paper by undertaking an industry-based placement or completing client-based projects in StudioU.

Students are expected to gain an awareness of professional design issues while maintaining high levels of creativity, relevance, initiative and execution.

The programme is supported by a lecture series and written component.

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Paper Structure

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The paper is structured into a series of lectures and a practical component. There are two ways to meet the practical requirements for this paper: A placement or in the intern studio.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to be a productive member of a creative team working on client driven projects
    Linked to the following assessments:
  • Show understanding of professional issues within a relevant Creative Industry
    Linked to the following assessments:
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There is no examination, all assessment is internal and consists of practical and written evidence of professional industry practice. The practical components are all compulsory and will be assessed through Weekly Reflections, Milestone Evidence Portfolios, and a Presentation.

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Assessment Components

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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. Portfolio & Interview
5 Mar 2021
9:00 AM
  • Presentation: In Class
2. Workplace Health and Safety
22 Mar 2021
5:00 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Written Assignment
13 May 2021
4:00 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Practical Component
Sum of All
5. Milestone Portfolio
3 May 2021
10:00 AM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Presentation
4 Jun 2021
9:00 AM
  • Other: Practical work including presentations
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Shaughnessy, A. (2010). How to Be a Graphic Designer without Losing Your Soul. Princeton Architectural Press, NY. ISBN 978-1-56898-983-9
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Recommended Readings

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Monteiro, M. (2014). You're my Favourite Client. A List Apart https://abookapart.com/products/youre-my-favorite-client

Monteiro, M. (2014). Design is a Job. A List Apart https://abookapart.com/products/design-is-a-job

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Online Support

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The class is supported by a Moodle site. The Moodle site contains all class forms and documents. Lecture slides are posted to the Moodle site soon after the lecture is given.
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Students are expected to complete 150 learning hours during the semester. 80 to 100 hours is allocated to the practical component. The remaining 50 to 70 hours is for the written component, health & safety assignment, the milestone submissions and evidence preparation, and lectures.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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The StudioU Projects may be led by graduate students from DSIGN551.
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Prerequisite papers: DSIGN241 or CGRD241 or DSIGN242 or CGRD242




Restricted papers: CGRD350

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