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Practices of Design Innovation - DESN9004

Year - 2020

In this subject, students gain a holistic understanding of design-led innovation approaches, practices and tools. Students explore and examine in detail a design-based innovation methodology developed for addressing complex problems. This subject explores different modes of inquiry and encourages students to develop a diverse range of research practices. Knowledge and understanding of design thinking gained from other units will be applied to topical socio-economic challenges. Students learn how to identify, design and review design innovation practices, and become familiar with the process by applying the methodology. Students will leave this course with a comprehensive understanding of design innovation principles and practices drawing on design thinking processes explored in other units.

5-day intensive

assignments (60%), quiz (20%) and presentation (20%)

Assumed knowledge


Faculty: Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Design Lab
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Erez Nusem
HECS Band: 2
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