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DESN3000: Co-Design and Participatory Approaches

This unit is an introduction to human-centred co-design and participatory methods, specifically in the context of future challenges of the type you will face in various domains of product, service, or technology design. You will learn co-design principles and practices through evaluating current cases, processes and systems. Through the analysis of real-world case studies, you will apply co-design and participatory methods to address the complex issues facing society. The unit will also introduce you to how design-led strategies can support human experiences or be used to improve technologies and processes. You will develop your skills by using design exercises to demonstrate the strategic and practical applications of such methods and approaches.

Code DESN3000
Academic unit Design Lab
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. demonstrate expertise in assessing the requirements of a design problem
  • LO2. understand methods for co-discovery and co-creation of design concepts in the different stages of a co-design project
  • LO3. understand how to co-create solutions that respond to stakeholder assets, values and needs
  • LO4. demonstrate proficiency in prototyping designs that address complex problems through innovative ideas
  • LO5. evaluate the performance and experience of a design solution
  • LO6. 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.