This unit enables students to deeply engage with design thinking and innovation methods within a practical context. Students will have the opportunity to advance their design innovation skills by exploring complex problems, and designing and implementing a design-led innovation in response. Students will learn how to initiate, lead and manage design-based innovation in their own organisations as they gain a deeper understanding of the implications and challenges of implementing innovation. Students will learn how to use a design-based innovation methodology over the course of an innovation project. Each week, students will be challenged through evaluation and critique by the teaching staff and student cohort to help progress their project. The unit will culminate in a presentation where students will present their final innovation design.
lecture 1.5 hrs/week, tutorial 1.5 hrs/week, studio 3 hrs/week
reflective journal (20%), research report (40%) and final design (40%)