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Design Innovation Catalyst - DESN9201

Year - 2020

In this unit students will learn how to engage stakeholders through design interventions: a core component of being a Design Innovation Catalyst. Through a multi-staged approach, students will learn about possible approaches for such design interventions (e.g. workshops and design sprints). Students will explore how to structure a design intervention, and discover some effective methods for delivering and facilitating interventions. Students will build knowledge and skills for visually and verbally communicating content to an audience. In addition, students will develop their ability to identify key methods to facilitate a group's discussion with the objective of sharing knowledge, building concepts and reaching common outcomes. The unit will detail the why, who, when, and how of design interventions. Students will be expected to facilitate a design intervention (such as a workshop) as part of the unit of study.

seminar 3 hrs/week

assignments (70%) and presentations (30%)

Additional information
This unit is available to Master of Design students only.


12 credit points from (IDEA9106 or DESN9001 or DESN9002) and 18 credit points from (DESN9003 and DESN9100) or (DESN9004 and DESN9200)


Faculty: Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Design Lab
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 12.0
EFTSL: 0.25
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Erez Nusem
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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