Generate design solutions

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver BSBDES401, 'Generate design solutions'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1 Define the design challenge

1.1 Determine and evaluate user/client needs

1.2 Clarify specifications, parameters and constraints of the design challenge in consultation with relevant stakeholders

1.3 Articulate essence of the design challenge in an appropriate format

2 Undertake research to inform the design solution

2.1 Source, evaluate and acknowledge information that may assist in responding to the design challenge

2.2 Consider historical, current and future perspectives and trends that might inform design solutions

2.3 Consider relevant social, economic, environmental, ethical and cultural issues that may impact design solutions

2.4 Analyse, distil and collate information to inform the development of the design solution

3 Communicate and collaborate with others

3.1 Establish and develop working relationships with key stakeholders

3.2 Seek and integrate input and ideas from others during design process

3.3 Inform key stakeholders about progress of the design and related implications

3.4 Negotiate and agree on any changed requirements or modifications

4 Generate ideas and responses to the design challenge

4.1 Reflect on and integrate ideas generated from research and consultation

4.2 Use a range of creative thinking techniques to generate different options and ideas

4.3 Apply relevant principles of functionality, ergonomics, aesthetics and sustainability to development of different options

5 Select a design solution

5.1 Develop and use a range of criteria to evaluate different options and ideas

5.2 Select a preferred solution based on agreed criteria and in consultation with relevant key stakeholders

5.3 Adjust and refine proposed design solution based on research, testing and reflection

5.4 Present proposed design solution with appropriate supporting documentation according to project requirements