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BDSN2002: Designing for Cyber-Physical Systems

2021 unit information

Design, art, architecture and technology have long been inspired by nature. Future designs, art and technologies will use natural processes and systems to create the built environment. In this unit, you will learn how to design probable and possible futures that use the natural world as the input or output of computational systems. You will learn to apply design thinking methods that help you forecast future technological applications that inform design in the modern era and apply design thinking methods to the interactions between people and the natural world. This unit will give an introduction to intentionally designing with life as a component of computational systems. The design exercises you use will in develop your skills in critical design, physical computing prototyping and interdisciplinary problem solving

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Design Lab

Code BDSN2002
Academic unit Design Lab
Credit points 6
12cp completed from 1000-level units
Assumed knowledge:
Knowledge of design methods and processes, or knowledge in biology, biomedical sciences, bioengineering or medical sciences.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Synthesise insights from multiple disciplines for speculative design concepts
  • LO2. Collect and evaluate data from primary and secondary sources to support design choices
  • LO3. Demonstrate an iterative approach to physical computing prototyping systems
  • LO4. Communicate design concepts effectively and creatively
  • LO5. Critically reflect on the development and role of design and technology in society
  • LO6. Understand the theory and methods underpinning speculative design

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote

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