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We are aiming for an incremental return to campus in accordance with guidelines provided by NSW Health and the Australian Government. Until this time, learning activities and assessments will be planned and scheduled for online delivery where possible, and unit-specific details about face-to-face teaching will be provided on Canvas as the opportunities for face-to-face learning become clear.

Unit of study_

INFO4444: Computing 4 Innovation

Code INFO4444
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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INFO3333
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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INFO4990
Assumed knowledge:
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Students should have knowledge of several different aspects of computing at the 3000-level

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

  • LO1. Define innovation and differentiate between innovation and invention
  • LO2. Outline and discuss the importance of innovation to a country
  • LO3. Explain the concept of general-purpose technology and assess whether certain technologies are general-purpose technologies
  • LO4. Discuss and apply frameworks relating to the diffusion, adoption and maturity of innovation
  • LO5. Discuss and apply the concept of dominant design and any related framework(s), and evaluate the key drivers which contribute to the emergence of dominant design (or lack-thereof)
  • LO6. Explain key research on disruptive innovation and related concept(s), apply the Disruptive Innovation Model on specific case studies and discuss the concept of the Innovator’s Dilemma
  • LO7. Discuss, apply and evaluate open innovation, closed innovation and the eight open innovation methods
  • LO8. Outline and explain the different methods and strategies to protect the intellectual property of IT innovation
  • LO9. Discuss, apply and design the commercialisation process and business strategies for IT innovation, comprising of concepts and frameworks such as the customer development process, lean startups, agile development, value proposition canvas and business model canvas
  • LO10. Outline and evaluate the capital and fundraising pathways for IT innovation in Australia and abroad
  • LO11. Outline and evaluate the innovation ecosystems in Silicon Valley and Australia
  • LO12. Discuss and evaluate organisational cultures and structures that support innovation
  • LO13. Analyse, compare, contrast and judge IT innovation based on various methodologies

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.

There are no unit outlines available online for previous years.