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Teacher Name: Lisa Cianci - email:
Education Manager: Adam Hutterer - email:

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Subject: REM - Research Methods

Course: Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design (CUV60411)


Today's Class: ACMI Screen Worlds Visit

// objective: - to take a critical approach to creative processesto create you own opinions
      and theories on these.

// time: two hours

// final submission: 500 word reflective report in your explorer journal

You are required to attend the ACMI Screen Worlds exhibition and take notes of the design processes you see.

ACMI Screen Worlds

You will meet at 10am inside ACMI at Federation Square - just outside the Screen Worlds exhibition. Meet with Ben Dudding so he can mark you off the roll.

In smaller groups, explore the exhibition taking note of what interests you most and what inspires you.


Review: please answers the following questions in your reflection:

  1. In your own words, describe the content of the exhibition. What kind of art/design was it presenting to the public. What was the exhibitions main message?
  2. Has the exhibition changed your perspective to the design process when creating? If so, how?
  3. What was your favourite part of the exhibition, please describe it...



Main text for this subject

Smith, Keri 2008, How to be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum, Penguin Books



For Next Week

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