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DECO2015: Responsible Design for Innovation

This unit of study introduces students to design strategies and techniques to foster inclusion and participation with a variety of stakeholders to develop alternative and responsible points of view in iterative design innovation. Through the analysis of real-world case studies students will develop an understanding for collaborative approaches to tackle complex problems. The unit will discuss how design can be used as a method and as a way of thinking to drive responsible innovation for products, services and processes. In the tutorial component, students will apply design strategies and techniques through small group exercises and develop a deeper understanding of them through the assessment items, which capture theory, analytical reflection, and the practical application of methods.

Code DECO2015
Academic unit Design Lab
Credit points 6
DECO2016 or DECO1006

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

  • LO1. demonstrate an understanding of the theory and practice of rhetorical design
  • LO2. critique strategies and techniques and technologies used in responsible design, services or processes
  • LO3. analyse literature in regard to existing designs
  • LO4. communicate complexity with clarity to a range of audiences
  • LO5. demonstrate cross-disciplinary teamwork.

Unit outlines

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