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DECO1006: Design Process and Methods

This unit of study provides an overview of a human-centred approach to the design of interactive technologies and environments. It introduces students to design thinking and how it can be productively applied to different design situations. The unit covers theoretical concepts, methods and tools used in human-centred design, including user research, ideation, prototyping and user evaluation. It provides students with the principles, processes and tools that are used in commercial design projects. Students learn to build empathy with users, identify the problem space, develop design concepts and persuasively communicate design proposals with an emphasis on the user experience through visual storytelling.

Code DECO1006
Academic unit Design Lab
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. engage in contextual inquiry to identify the need for a design
  • LO2. show competence in design ideation
  • LO3. communicate ideas and concepts visually
  • LO4. apply knowledge of the psychology of user experience to designing interactive systems
  • LO5. describe and explain activities associated with a design project
  • LO6. reflect upon and critique design activities using appropriate language.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.