This unit of study introduces students to design strategies and techniques for developing alternative points of view and exploring multiple solutions iteratively. Through the analysis of real-world case studies students will develop an understanding for how to use design-thinking methods to tackle complex problems. The unit will discuss how design can be used as a method and as a way of thinking to drive innovation for products, services and processes. In the tutorial component, students will apply design strategies and techniques through small group exercises and develop a deeper understanding of them through the assessment items, which capture theory, analytical reflection and the practical application of methods.
lecture 1 hr/week; tutorial 2 hrs/week
analysis report (35%), project work (35%) and quizzes (30%)
It is recommended students first complete either DECO2016 or DECO1006 and/or DESN1000 before selecting this unit of study.