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The Design Report (approx. 1,500-words) should contain the sections outlined bel
The Design Report (approx. 1,500-words) should contain the sections outlined below. A brief description of what is required for each of these is provided. Please use the section titles (in bold below) in your submission. l Assessment 3: Design Report: [Note: this is the cover page] Include student name, student ID, tutor name, unit name, year and semester, tutorial day and time, screenshot of approved extension (if applicable) Executive Summary (max. 1 page, max. 1 figure/image): Provide the reader with a complete summary and overview of the key information in the report. You should write this based on the assumption that (a) the reader knows nothing about the report topic/project; and (b) the reader may not read any part of the report itself. The first sentence of the report must state exactly what the report is about and contain the most essential information. The rest of the report should meet the expectations outlined in the executive summary. (This may seem like you are repeating yourself but you need to since you cannot be sure that the reader will read the entire report and not just the executive summary, or vice versa.) Table of Contents: Include a table of contents that contains all the sections (numbered and named as indicated below in bold), and the corresponding page numbers for each section. 1. Background (approx. 300 words): [10 marks] Include an introductory statement explaining the objective/purpose of this report (e.g. This report looks at how “theory x” has been used in the design of “object y”). Next, write a short description and background of the designed object to provide context (include pertinent information such as designer, materials, intended function, etc.). You must also include an image of the designed object with an appropriate caption (this can be the same image you used in your oral presentation). You must reference the image both in-text (after the caption, below the image) and put the full reference in the reference list. 2. Summary of Theory/Theories (approx. 300 words): [10 marks] Introduce the theory/theories that are relevant to the designed object and write a summary of the key aspects of each theory. If you are discussing more than one theory, you should use subheadings to differentiate between each theory (2.1 Name of Theory #1; 2.2 Name of Theory #2). Remember that you are writing a report, so this means you should simply describe or state what each theory is about, rather than argue for/against a point of view. You may use the same quotes as in Assessment 1, but this should be done sparingly, if at all. You should not copy and paste any text other than quotes from Assessment 1, as the writing style expected here is completely different from an essay. If you use quotes, these should be properly referenced in-text and in the reference list. 3. Application of Theory/Theories (approx. 450 words): [15 marks] This section is similar to a design rationale. Identify the key feature(s) of the designed object that was/were the result of applying the selected theory/theories, and explain how each feature resulted from each theory (or conversely, you could explain how each theory led to the resultant key features) [10 marks]. You should also explain how the application of this theory has made the designed object a good/better design [5 marks]. You may find it useful to repeat the image of the designed object here, and annotate it to support your written explanation. If you include the image here, you must reference it in-text (after the caption, below the image), you don’t need to reference it again in the reference list as it should already be there from when you did the Background section. Make sure that any text/content about the theory/theories in this section is properly attributed via an in-text reference. 4. Conclusion (approx. 450 words): For the purpose of this assessment, the conclusion will consist primarily of a reflection on what you have learned from the first three sections of the report. Reflect on how these have impacted on your understanding of the theory/theories, the application of this/these in practice, and your design discipline. Then, write in your own words (1) what you have learned from doing this report and your reflection [10 marks]; and (2) express your opinions about how this will change the way you work and think about your discipline [5 marks]. l 5. References [10 marks]: In the reference list, you should list the full references of all the academic sources you have cited, in alphabetical order, with a hanging indent. My theory is Minimalism in Design.

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