In this unit students will work on an individual research project exploring key components of design innovation or strategic design from a theoretical or practical perspective. The focus of the project should align to the student's specialisation and be related to an area of interest. Students will produce an illustrated research report (between 7, 500 and 10, 000 words) exploring aspects of design innovation or strategic design in depth, to develop advanced knowledge, understanding and skills and begin to build an area of speciality for the student. This unit of work can be taken alone for students wishing to build their knowledge and skills of design research, or in conjunction with DESN9204 Design Dissertation for students who wish to pursue postgraduate research study upon the completion of the Master of Design.
seminar 3 hrs/week
research proposal and presentation (20%), final report (60%) and final presentation (20%)
This unit is available to Master of Design students only. Students must seek permission to enrol from the Program Director before the start of the teaching semester.
12 credit points from (IDEA9106 or DESN9001 or DESN9002) and 18 credit points from (DESN9003 and DESN9100) or (DESN9004 and DESN9200)