Unit 1: Project management and planning
Most jobs in the design world require teamwork and will use project management and planning tools to ensure successful project deliver, especially to clients. In order for students to learn these important skills, use this unit to introduce the concepts and best practices used for project planning, production phases, project management and working in teams.
Unit 2: Project review and communication
Revision is an important part of the design process and many designers can benefit from continually reviewing ones work to ensure high quality outcomes. Some ways of doing this include peer review, a formal review and redesign process, and conducting focus groups. In this unit, students are introduced to guidelines for how to participate in peer review, how to engage in a formal review and redesign process, and introduced to general tips for conducting focus groups.
Unit 3: Presenting projects
The ability for a designer to be able to present design projects is an important skill to have. Presentations can take many forms and be made to a variety of audiences. Use this unit to teach your students how to communicate clearly and guidelines for effective presentations to teammates, groups, and clients. Students will also be introduced to reflection papers and how they can be used to reflect on the process of creating design projects.