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DESN3001: Design for Wellbeing

This unit of study focuses on the development of design solutions for the complex needs of a healthy society into the future. Through weekly teaching of design in the health and wellbeing contexts, you will be exposed to various methods, techniques, and approaches to achieve wellbeing-centric solutions. You will apply your skills to address a health or wellbeing challenge by creating a project based on translating a discovery into a device or process in the real world. The project will require you to harness the relevant skill sets that are required to best navigate multifaceted challenges prevalent in health sectors. All solutions designed and developed in this unit of study are expected to take the form of either a product, service, or system. You will learn how to identify problems based on deep explorations and developing context-relevant solutions. Along this journey you will also navigate disciplinary boundaries and communicate with various stakeholders, including experts in the digital health professions. This will allow you to assess and test your solutions on your target audience.

Code DESN3001
Academic unit Design Lab
Credit points 6
DECO1006 or DECO2016 or DESN3000

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

  • LO1. demonstrate expertise in assessing the requirements of a design problem
  • LO2. understand person-centered research methods, data analysis and design requirements
  • LO3. demonstrate the ability to devise solutions that respond to situated human needs
  • LO4. demonstrate proficiency in critical design-led research in order to capture complex problems
  • LO5. demonstrate the capacity to evaluate the performance and experience of a design solution
  • LO6. demonstrate ability in persuasive oral/visual communication techniques for design communication to specific audiences

Unit outlines

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