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SWINBURNE COLLEGE PATHWAYS PROGRAMS COURSE CODE LDESD01 Diploma of Design

Subject Code

LMI

Title

Methods of Investigation

Teaching Period

3 (Oct 14 2013- 26 Jan 2014)

Year

2013

Group

Diploma (UniLnk)

1. Contact Details Name

Telephone

Email

Rosanna Li

9214 6149

rli@swin.edu.au

Teachers

Rosanna Li

9214 6163

rli@swin.edu.au

General Administration Contact

Katia Lordelo

9214 8585

klordelo@swin.edu.au

Subject Convenor Director of Studies

Program Office Juliet Simon (UniLink) TD194; julietsimon@swin.edu.au

Key Contact

2. Learning and Teaching Structure Contact hours: 5 hours per week, which will be delivered as 2 x 2.5 hour tutorial classes Mon: 10:30am -1:00pm, Room TC211; Tue: 8:30-11:00am, Room TD197 In a semester, you would normally expect to spend, on average, twelve and a half hours of total time (formal contact time plus independent study time) a week on a 12.5 credit point unit of study. In developing the English language competencies of international students all classes will be guided by the 10 Good Practices Principles as set down by the Australian Government. http://www.deewr.gov.au/HigherEducation/Publications/Pages/GoodPracticePrinciples.aspx

3. Email communication For privacy and reliability reasons Swinburne College will only communicate with you via your official Swinburne College email account. It is your responsibility to check this account regularly for important official communication. Your email account is your student number @swin.edu.au

4. Special Needs If you have special needs you should advise your Academic Manager by the end of the second week of the teaching period. In addition, you are recommended to notify the Equity Office if you have not already done so. http://www.swinburne.edu.au/stuserv/equity/

5. Module Outline Contact Hours

70 hours

Module Type

Core

Pre/Co Requisites

Nil

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Description / Aims

This unit explores the fundamental principles of design with a strong emphasis on contextual research and investigation as an integral part of problem solving. It is a field in which students can engage in activities structured within a group environment and practice critical and lateral thinking skills. Ideally students will be introduced into this unit in preparation for design studios and other design specific subjects at higher education level. Further emphasis will be placed on demographical research, critical analysis and user testing as methods for investigating user designs.

Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate an understanding of ‘good design’ and identify design opportunities 1 through creative and analytical thinking. 2 Demonstrate understanding and application of analytical methods such as analysis and user testing for investigating the context of a design proposal, and the ability to formulate and present a justifiable design brief based on contextual research. 3 Apply design principles for an effective visual and written design presentation through independent and group work. 4 Demonstrate proficiency in visual and oral presentation. 5 Utilise the online environment for research, critical discussion, postings and peer support. 6 Demonstrate proficiency in utilising online library resources and other availability resources.

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6. Weekly Schedule SWINBURNE COLLEGE - PATHWAYS PROGRAMS TIMELINE – TEACHING PERIOD 2

Week

1

Week Commencing Monday Oct 14

Topic and Learning Outcomes

Assessment/Exercises

Investigating Good Design

Week 1 Blog: Searching for Your Personal Design Philosophy

What is a Knowledge Review? 2

Oct 21

Analysing Design Products Identifying Design Opportunities

Week 2 Blog: Personal Collage

3

Oct 28

Metaphor in Design

Week 3 Blog: Selecting Your Design Issue

Creative Thinking Week 4: Nov 4-5 (Mon-Tues) Swinburne College Closed- Cup Holiday (Week 4 Blog: Exploring Your Topic) 5

Nov 11

Methods of Investigation

Week 5 Blog: What Kind of Source is it?

6

Nov 18

Visual Research

Week 6 Blog: Identifying Trace Evidence in the Field

7

Nov 25

Methods of Investigation

Project 1: Knowledge Review due Mon Nov 25 11:59pm Week 7 Blog: Identifying Problems, Exploring Solutions

8

Dec 2

Designing for People

Week 8 blog: Interviewing Users

9

Dec 9

Starting Design Proposal

Week 9 Blog: Metaphors in Design

10

Dec 16

Social Demographics Investigation

Week 10 Blog: Storyboarding the Final Presentation

Dec 23 - 31 Christmas Break Swinburne College Closed , Classes resume Wed Jan 1 Sustainability & Design “Futuring”

Week 11 Blog: The Language of Design

Jan 06

Designers in Action

Week 12 Blog: Product Lifecycles

13

Jan 13

Design and Emotion

Project 2: Blogs due Mon Jan 13 11:59pm

14

Jan 20

Completing Design Brief Proposal

Project 3: Design Brief Proposal due Mon Jan 20 11:59pm

11

2014: Jan 1

12

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7. Assessment Details Assessment Outline Assessment Task

Weighting

Learning Outcomes

Project 1: Knowledge review – Individual

20 %

1,3,4,6

30 %

1,2,3,4,5,6

50 %

1,2,3,6

Project consists of: Individual Summary Presentation Collect and collate materials exploring design in a particular context. This exploration will include analysis of the role of design and identification of design opportunities. Project 2: Blogs – Individual Project consists of: Discuss and analyse design processes relevant to your exploration of research using various methodologies. Students have the opportunity to contribute to discussions in-class and online. Project 3: Design Brief Proposal – Group Project Project consists of: Group performance Group proposal (1500 words) Apply various research techniques to investigate a design problem and opportunity. Identify and analyse the qualities that a successful design solution would have. Collate research findings to produce a design proposal with written and visual components. Swinburne College Prahran

LMI Methods of Investigation Project 1: Knowledge Review Documenting Design Context

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Knowledge Reviews (written document) due Mon Nov 25 11:59pm (presentations Mon 25th/ Tues 26th)

Project 1: Knowledge Review INDIVIDUAL Project: Weighting 20% 1. Project Background 2. Explanation of the Project 2.1 Design Brief 2.2 Design Limitations 2.3 Considerations 2.4 Reading Materials and Resources 3. Requirements and Deliverables 4. Project Deadline 5. Learning Objectives 6. Late assignments

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SWINBURNE COLLEGE PATHWAYS PROGRAMS COURSE CODE LDESD01 Diploma of Design 1. Project Background “In a world changing faster than at any other time in human history, a dynamic and critical analysis of what is ‘good’ design could not be more urgently required.” - Kate Andrews This project will introduce you to how research the existing knowledge in an area of design. We will begin by researching an age-old question: “What is good design?”

2.Explanation of the Project 2.1 Design Brief So first let’s consider what constitutes “good design” and “bad design”. Does this mean that a good design can create an impact in niche society? Or that it is good for people that use the design? What about the design’s impact on the environment, the economy and the larger society? Can good design be good for all these things at once or are there compromises? Can good design turned into bad design as time prevails? Has bad design allow designers/makers to improves the current? Below are 5 topic that you individually will need to investigate using methodologies that is thought by your tutor. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Design and the home Design and health Design and transportation Design and entertainment Design and communications

By learning what good/bad design is and how it can have an impact to the world around us we can be better prepared for the needs of our future. What are the qualities of good design in your chosen context? Has design changed the way it affects this context? Have there been significant (iconic) designs? What are the considerations a designer must look at in this area? What future directions might design in this area be heading? And finally, what opportunities are there for improvement of design in this context? You will use your research to support your views on this issue.

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This is an individual project. The following are suggested phases for this project. 1. Brainstorm Identify areas to investigate These topics are broad and present many opportunities for investigation. In a group you will need to brainstorm different avenues to research. You will then identify key areas and delegate to each group member a research task. 2. Secondary Research Hunt and Gather all your sources Finding out what’s out there, what’s been done before, what works well and what could be done better? Gather existing literature: - What has been written on the subject? (Find books, magazines, online articles, etc.) - What is happening in current events that may be of relevance? (Find newspapers and magazines) - What do trends or statistics tell you? (eg, Australian Bureau of Statistics) Gather existing design work: -

What design work has been done over time, or may be historically relevant? (Research design history) What design systems, artefacts, environments or communications already exist that relate to your topic? Look for case studies, examples of best practice or exemplars of good design. (Check out design magazines, online design portals for outstanding design work, design award winners, etc.)

3. Structure - structure your research in to a clear message. Individually you will collect, collate and summarise all your research in a professional and engaging way. Include visuals, photographs, charts, etc to help communicate your research. The goal here is to communicate a clear message with your research that we can all understand. 4. Identify a design opportunity Out of the research a number of potential design opportunities will be identified where design can be improved or meet an unmet need. Individually you should isolate a design problem and describe it briefly in a 500 – 600 words summary.

2.2. Design Limitations Structuring your findings This project is designed to start you thinking about the systematic collection, analysis and organization of research for design. Be prepared to experiment with presentation methods as appropriate to the type and range of information you have gathered. Be selective in what you present. Gathering information is the first stage of your journey of exploration. The second stage is developing effective strategies for analysing, reporting and communicating your research findings. Group work collaborations This project will subject to individual contribution to his/her project. However it will be done as collaboration in selected group as this project will relate to your Project 3: User Centred Design Proposal, which is a group work assignment. Swinburne College Pathways Prepared by Rosanna Li Teaching Period 3, 2013 Page 7 of 20


SWINBURNE COLLEGE PATHWAYS PROGRAMS COURSE CODE LDESD01 Diploma of Design The marking will be appointed to the individuals on how in depth their knowledge review in a specific topic.

2.3 Considerations Ethics Now that you are studying in a university context, research must be conducted ethically. It is a condition of your participation in this class that you get permission for collecting information in visual or verbal form from people. You cannot photograph or interview people without their informed consent. Referencing and Bibliography It is ESSENTIAL that students credit sources of information through accurate and systematic citations using the Harvard style. This will be reviewed in the lectures. Your List of References will show all your sources. Make sure you have a breadth of resources, i.e. books, articles, periodicals, magazines, internet only is unacceptable.

2.4 Reading Materials and Resources Lidwell, W 2003, Universal Principles of Design, Rockport, Massachusetts, US. Laurel, B 2003, Design Research: Methods and Perspectives, MIT Press, Cambridge, London. Lawson, B 1980, How designers think, Architectural Press. Rowe, PG 1987, Design thinking, MIT Press, Cambridge, London. Warmke, C 2003, Idea Revolution: Guidelines and prompts for brainstorming alone, in groups or with clients, HOW Design Books, Ohio, US. Noble, I & R Bestley 2005, Visual Research: An introduction to research methodologies in Graphic Design, AVA, London,.

3. Requirements and Deliverables The Presentation The research process should be presented as PDF format or Prezi. This should highlight the key points of your research, MAX. 25 slides long (not include Title Cover). You must adhere to the time limits for this presentation, 10 minutes per individual. Be sure to practice you present. It must contain in-text references, list of references and references for all images that support the research. Individual Summary You must clearly articulate your design opportunity in 500 - 600 words. Print your summary on an A4 sheet along with your name, student number and group into your workbook. Swinburne College Pathways Prepared by Rosanna Li Teaching Period 3, 2013 Page 8 of 20


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You are expected to hand in:  

The Presentation: To uploaded in Blackboard, discussion clearly labelled with enclosed presentation in PDF Format (as well as any other media files (such as video, etc) you would like to add) Individual Summary: To be uploaded in Blackboard in PDF format – A4 size.

All items must be clearly marked with: Students’ full names and Student numbers Unit code and name Project name Teacher’s name Deadline date

4. Project Deadline Your Presentations will be on Aug 12 & 15 2013 (dates for individual presentations TBA) No late submissions will be accepted without a formal extension. For policy and procedures regarding extensions, special considerations and appeals and procedures, please refer to the Unit Outline. 5. Learning Objectives • To be able to work in groups and independently to produce a visual and written document; • To demonstrate an understanding of a variety of methods for investigating the context of a design brief; • Understand the use of visual evidence, analysis and argument in the presentation of research findings; • Emerging capacity to explore a topic by applying a variety of methods of investigation and analysis in an ethical manner.

Swinburne College Prahran

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SWINBURNE COLLEGE PATHWAYS PROGRAMS COURSE CODE LDESD01 Diploma of Design Methods of Investigation Project 2: Blogs Weekly tasks and Interpretation

Teaching Period 1, 2013 Due date:

Mon Jan 13 11:59pm

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SWINBURNE COLLEGE PATHWAYS PROGRAMS COURSE CODE LDESD01 Diploma of Design 4. Deliverables 5. Deadlines 6. Late Assignments 1. Project Background This project will be your digital scrapbook based on weekly task. As a University student, you must explore and elaborate your task to show your tutor and your peers, that you have done extensive research in your chosen context. As this is a blog, you must also try engaged your peers to have a discussion on the area that you may have interested in their opinions.

2.Explanation of the Project You are to discuss in-class and online about the topic and content of each segment. Through discussion you will have to  Demonstrate your understanding of the topics  Develop deeper understanding through exploring ideas in more detail  Express your thoughts and opinions  Back up your thinking. For example, with examples, statistics, research  Pose questions that stimulate discussion  Consider how the weekly topics relate to your design projects and design in general Useful information for these discussions will come from class based lecture/task and readings as well as from students’ existing knowledge, experience and other type of research. Teaching staff will help focus your discussions, however students are encouraged to actively participate in directing the discussion. This will involve developing good questioning techniques and the ability to express your self effectively. It is important that you can back up your thoughts and opinions using references you have found.

3. Deliverables: Students are expected to make at least 2 contributions per week to the provided topic of discussions. At least 1 significant contribution must be made. This could be in the form of an insightful finding of your research with a carefully thoughout question or a well thought out opinion through response. In-class and online discussions will be considered as a whole. You are encouraged to participate in both, however you may choose to contribute to one more than the other.

4. Deadlines: Each weekly entry are due at the end of Sunday at 11.59 PM –additional discussions after each of week will be counted as a qualitative results to your markings.

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SWINBURNE COLLEGE PATHWAYS PROGRAMS COURSE CODE LDESD01 Diploma of Design If you are medically ill (with provided medical certificate) or having other problems, he/she should consulted with the lecturer.

Project 3: Design Proposal Brief Swinburne College Pathways Unilink Learning Methods of Investigation (LMI)

Project 3: Design Brief Proposal due Mon Jan 20 11:59pm (Weighting: 50%)

“Where art is primarily concerned with aesthetics, design is essentially a problemsolving discipline. Great design, therefore, must begin with a comprehensive understanding of the … problem that needs to be solved and this is the purpose of a design brief. A design brief is a written document that thoroughly explains the problem that needs to be solved by a designer or designer team. It should primarily focus on results of design, outcomes of design, and the … objectives of the design project.”

(Design Council UK)

Learning Objectives: Through this assignment, you will gain experience:  developing your own design concepts and solutions  using research methods of design  writing in the role of a designer to a client for project acceptance  presenting your design ideas through a video recording (in the role of a designer to a long-distance client)  judging your own design solution according to a set of standards for good design

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Deliverables

Video Proposal

Written Proposal

Design Self-critique

Duration/Word length

5 minutes

600 words

400 words

Format

Video recording (eg.

.pdf file with text and images

.pdf file with text

Camtasia, Powerpoint with audio recording)  design problem

Content

 design objectives

 research methods & results  design concepts

Comment how your design addresses “good design criteria”

 design solutions Samples

Design Brief for a

Whitewater

product to increase

Proposal

Criteria for Design Awards

social interaction: Ben Arent How to submit

Send to rli@swin.edu.au by Sep 23rd, 2013, 11:59pm

Marking Criteria

Marking Guides under Project Briefs, Blackboard

Design Methods: You must use these research methods: ethnographic/field observation (with photos), surveys/interviews*, mood boards & concept mapping. A number of books are available at the Prahran Swinburne Library for more detail on these design research methods, including: Hanington, B & Martin, B (2012), Universal methods of design : 100 ways to research complex problems, develop innovative ideas, and design effective solutions, Rockport: Gloucester, Mass. Robinson, L & Parman, A (2010), Research-inspired design : a step-by-step guide for interior designers, Fairchild Books: New York.

*Important Note for Surveys/Interviews: Research must be conducted according to standard ethical guidelines, taking care not to identify individuals or collect information without permission. If you wish to avoid having to print-out and collect signed consent forms for survey and interviews please limit these research activities to classmates and close friends/family.

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SWINBURNE COLLEGE PATHWAYS PROGRAMS COURSE CODE LDESD01 Diploma of Design All information and images from another source must be referenced, including images used in your presentation. See Harvard Style Guide at http://www.swinburne.edu.au/lib/studyhelp/harvard_style.html

Submission of assignments  Extensions must be applied for through Swinburne’s Special Consideration Form, and are only granted in accordance with the Special Consideration Policy  Late assignments will only be accepted without penalty if a student has a valid medical reason or an extension has been applied for and granted, in writing. A medical certificate must accompany any valid medical reason for a late assignment or test being missed and must be provided within 72 hours of the assignment or test due date.  Plagiarised work will incur automatic resubmission within 24 hours.  Any assignment submitted after the designated due date and time will be penalised by deduction of 10% of the marks for each day that the assignment is late.  Any assignment that is more than five days late will not be accepted for marking.  Students may resubmit an assignment or assessment piece that has not received a pass at the discretion of the subject convener. Re-submitted work can only achieve a pass grade. Students need to ensure they keep a hard copy of any assignments they submit. This copy needs to be DATED. Keeping an electronic copy on file is not adequate.

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Design Proposal Guide Video Section

Design Problem

What opportunity are you trying to respond to? What is its scope (Who/when/where are you designing for)?

Design Objective

Why is your design opportunity important? Consider the context of the design opportunity and what it contributes to the economy/society/world.

Written Section

Cover sheet (Subject Name [Learning Methods of Investigation], Project Title, Institution Name [Swinburne College], Student Name, Student Number, Teacher’s Name [Rosanna Li], Submission date[dd/mmm/yyyy])

Summary* *Needs to be short and concise (1 sentence for each)

Research & Results

How did you go about researching the problem / finding out more? What did you find?

Design Constraints Concepts & Solutions

How have your research findings informed your design strategy and concepts?

Design Proposal: Main Section  Design Problem o

Explain the design problem, its context & why this design problem is important.

 Design Objectives o

How will your design ideas contribute to the market/society/world?

o

Who are you designing for?

o

What time-frame are you planning for?

o

What do you wish to achieve through your design?

 Research Methods & Results o

What research did you do?

o

What did you find?

o

How do your findings impact your design thinking towards a solution? What are your constraints?

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SWINBURNE COLLEGE PATHWAYS PROGRAMS COURSE CODE LDESD01 Diploma of Design o What metaphors/concepts are appropriate for this problem? How are they relevant?  Design solutions o

What ideas did you come up with to solve the problem? Explain in words as well as an image board or rough sketches. How do they address the problem?

References

(See Harvard Style Guide)

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Design Self Critique In 400 words, comment on how well you think your design ideas match What is Good Design? 5 Criteria •

Form •

Has the design been appropriately styled?

Is the design visually resolved from every angle?

Does the design evoke an emotional connection with the user?

Function •

Does the design perform well?

Does the design meet the needs of its primary user group?

Is the design easy to use and understand?

Has the end product or service been ergonomically designed?

Does the design consider Universal Design principles?

How well has maintenance been considered?

Quality •

How well has the design been translated?

How well has the design been finished and presented?

Is the design robust?

Are the chosen materials, processes and techniques appropriate?

Does the design represent good value for money at the intended price point?

Safety •

Does the design protect the user from harm?

Does the design safeguard against unintentional use?

Does the design comply with all applicable Standards and regulations?

Does the design clearly communicate safety hazards and warnings?

Sustainability •

Is there a need for the end product or service?

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SWINBURNE COLLEGE PATHWAYS PROGRAMS COURSE CODE LDESD01 Diploma of Design • Is the design long lasting? •

Is the design water, material and/or energy efficient?

Has the end product or service been designed for disassembly and recyclability?

8. Minimum requirements to pass this subject In order to pass this subject you must achieve: You must achieve an overall 50% minimum pass mark. If a student’s combined mark is less than 50% they will not receive the nominated credit points. In determining the final results of students in marginal categories (e.g.: pass/fail, or pass/credit), emphasis will be given to the performance in Project 1: Knowledge Review or Project 2: Blogs.

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9. Learning Resources Books

There is no set text. Students are expected to independently access references provided in class, undertake independent research and participate in all external activities.

Recommended reading

Lawson, B 1980, How designers think, Architectural Press.* Lidwell, W 2003, Universal Principles of Design, Rockport. Laurel, B 2003, Design Research: Methods and Perspectives, MIT Press, Cambridge. Noble, I & R Bestley 2005, Visual Research: An introduction to research methodologies in Graphic Design, AVA, London. Hauffe, T 1998, Design: A concise history, Laurence King Publishing, London. Lidwell, W & Manasca, G, 2009, Deconstructing product design: exploring the form, function, usability, sustainability and commercial success of 100 amazing products, Rockport Publishers, Massachusetts. Warmke, C 2003, Idea Revolution: Guidelines and prompts for brainstorming alone, in groups or with clients, HOW Design Books, Ohio. McCandless, D 2009, Information is Beautiful, Collins, London.

Materials

Access should be provided to a suitably equipped training facility and learning resource materials as required by the training and assessment methods.

Other

Students are required to bring their own paper, pens and pencils to classes.

10. Blackboard site for this subject Important information concerning this subject is placed on Blackboard, the Swinburne College course management system. It is your responsibility to access Blackboard on a regular basis. The address is; http://ilearn.swin.edu.au

11. Assignment Details and Marking Criteria The considerations to be used in marking assignments and the standards needs to be achieved will be made available to students on blackboard.

12. Submission of assignments     

Assignments need to follow the Harvard standard/style of presentation. A style brochure is available in the library. http://www.swinburne.edu.au/lib/researchhelp/harvard_style.html Assignments are to be submitted according to the class teacher’s requirements before the specified time and date. Students need to ensure they keep a hard copy of any assignments they submit. This copy needs to be DATED. Keeping an electronic copy on file is not adequate. Students should note that Saturday and Sunday are deemed to be working days in the case of late submission of assignments. Plagiarism will not be permitted. Students need to attach an assignment declaration form available from the admin office / reception.

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 

  

Any assignment submitted after the designated due date and time will be penalised by deduction of 10% of the marks for each working day that the assignment is late. Late assignments will only be accepted without penalty if a student has a valid medical reason or an extension has been applied for and granted, in writing. A medical certificate must accompany any valid medical reason for a late assignment or test being missed and must be provided within 72 hours of the assignment or test due date. Any assignment that is more than five working days late will not be accepted for marking. Extensions will only be granted in exceptional circumstances and any request for an extension should be made, in writing, at least a week before the assignment is due. If a teacher designates that an assignment is to be handed in to the office, students must ensure that the assignment is date stamped by the Administration staff.

Resubmission of Assignments Students may resubmit an assignment or assessment piece that has not received a pass at the discretion of the subject convener. Re-submitted work can only achieve a pass grade.

13. Plagiarism Swinburne College defines Plagiarism as the action or practice of taking and submitting or presenting thoughts, writings or other work of someone else as though it is our own work. Plagiarism includes any of the following, without full and appropriate acknowledgment of the original source(s): ii)

The use of whole or part of a computer program written by another person; The use, in essays or other assessable work, of the whole or part of a written work from any source including but not limited to a book, journal, newspaper article, set of lecture notes, current or past student’s work, or any other person’s work, a website or database;

iii)

The paraphrasing of another’s work;

iv)

The use of musical composition, audio, visual, graphic and photographic models’

v)

The use of realia; that is objects, artefacts, costumes, models and the like.

i)

Plagiarism also includes the preparation and production and submission or presentation of assignments or other work in conjunction with another person or other people when that work should be your own independent work. This remains plagiarism whether or not it is with the knowledge or consent of the other person or people. It should be noted that Swinburne College encourages its students to talk to staff, fellow students and other people who may be able to contribute to a student’s academic work but that where independent assignment is required, submitted or presented work must be the student’s own. Allowing or otherwise assisting another student to copy or otherwise plagiarise work by, for example, allowing access to a draft or completed assignment or other work, is also considered plagiarism. Students will be penalised for work that has been plagiarised.

14. Student Feedback Swinburne College seeks student feedback in a number of ways, including through periodic surveys as part of the College’s approach to quality assurance and improvement. The address is; http://www.swinburne.edu.au/corporate/feedback/

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