- BSBDES202A - Evaluate the nature of design in a specific industry context
Evaluate the nature of design in a specific industry context
Design occurs in all industries and increasingly, quality design is considered a key factor in building organisational and industry capacity and competitiveness.
This unit applies to individuals working in any context, who need to develop a basic appreciation and knowledge of the way that design works in a particular industry, and of its potential impacts on industry and individual work practice.
Elements and Performance Criteria
1. Source information on design in a given industry context
1.1. Investigate the nature, history, role and importance of design in the industry
1.2. Evaluate the roles played by designers and other contributors in the design process
1.3. Source information on the impacts of technology on design in the industry
2. Examine links between design and own work
2.1. Investigate impacts of design on own work
2.2. Consider role of individual workers across the industry in affecting future design directions
3. Keep up to date with industry design trends
3.1. Identify and access opportunities to maintain currency of knowledge about industry design trends
3.2. Evaluate how design trends affect the overall industry and the way it operates
3.3. Share information and pro-actively discuss emerging trends with work colleagues
3.4. Identify trends that will impact on own work and seek opportunities to develop appropriate skills
communication skills to discuss design in a particular industry context with others
research and literacy skills to source and interpret a wide range of information sources on design in a particular industry context
self-management and learning skills to take responsibility for identifying and accessing professional development opportunities.
current and emerging technologies and their effects on design in the industry
current and past designers of influence in the industry
current trends in use of design in a given industry context
different definitions of design, and the differences and similarities between design and product development
major design trends in the industry
role of design in a given industry context.
The Evidence Guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.
Overview of assessment
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
Evidence of the following is essential:
sourcing and interpreting a range of information sources on design and applying concepts to own work situation
knowledge of design in a specific industry context, and its impact on individual work practice.
Context of and specific resources for assessment
Assessment must ensure:
access to sources of information on design in a specific industry context.
Method of assessment
A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:
direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of the nature, history, role and importance of design in a specific industry context.
Guidance information for assessment
Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended.
The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.
Nature, history, role and importance of design may relate to:
changing nature of consumer expectations
design and the role it plays in overall industry development, both locally and overseas
design as competitive edge for individual organisations
historical development of design in the industry
important design influences in the industry
links between design and legislation (e.g. specific requirements such as emission controls for vehicles, safety features of buildings, solar protection for clothing)
Other contributors may be those involved in:
Impacts of technology may include:
changes in work structures
changing staff demographics
different relationships with other industries (e.g. information technology)
different staff requirements
location changes to accommodate different technologies
Impacts of design on own work may include potential changes to:
cost structures and resulting work practices
own roles and responsibilities
Role of individual workers may relate to:
adapting processes for greater efficiency
developing design ideas based on operational knowledge and experience
pro-actively making suggestions about new ways of doing things
providing feedback on design concepts
Opportunities to maintain currency of knowledge may include:
attendance at seminars or other professional development opportunities
exhibitions and trade shows
industry associations or organisations
industry social functions
media (including internet)
unions or employer bodies
Design - Design Process
This unit contains employability skills.