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DECO3101: Innovation Design Studio

This unit of study provides a format for deep engagement with design and innovation methods. Students will develop responses to a real-world design problem that requires the application of students' existing disciplinary skills combined with knowledge in an interdisciplinary context. Projects are student-led, allowing students to identify projects that are linked to their interests and discipline-specific career paths. Through interactive group work, facilitated by experienced design mentors, students will learn how to negotiate interdisciplinary requirements and boundaries. All projects developed in this unit of study are expected to address some element of innovation in an existing product, service or process. Students will be able to apply methods acquired in other units of study, and will learn about new methods through weekly project work and reviews.

Code DECO3101
Academic unit Design Lab
Credit points 6
DECO2016 or DECO1006

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

  • LO1. assess the requirements of a design problem
  • LO2. identify which methods for ideation, prototyping and evaluation to use at what stage of a project
  • LO3. apply ideation and design methods for developing solutions that synthesise insights from a need-finding process
  • LO4. prototype designs that address complex problems through innovative ideas
  • LO5. evaluate the performance and experience of a design solution
  • LO6. reflectively document and present process and designed solutions
  • LO7. work effectively in teams and in an interdisciplinary context.

Unit outlines

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