Interactive Product Design Studio (DECO3200)


This studio offers a context for students to apply design, technical and creative methods to the production of high-quality group work, with a strong focus on the development of high-impact portfolios. The studio allows students to apply methods and principles of human-centred design in the context of new product development, and to engage with new technologies for networked social interaction, data and digital media programming APIs, and mobile and physical computing. Assignments will take the form of flexible group projects with major artistic and commercial outcomes. Students will develop proficiency in design and prototyping skills to a wide array of design problems that they may encounter in various industries. The unit will provide students with the skills to investigate and integrate advanced technologies into the design of objects with embedded information content and interactivity. It also reinforces the students' experiences in designing through reflection-in-action of the design process. This is a core studio in the Bachelor of Design Computing and can be taken as elective by students enrolled in other programs (after completing the prerequisite units DECO1006 Design Thinking and DECO1012 Design Programming).

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Further unit of study information


Lecture 1 hr/wk, Tutorial 2 hrs/wk, Studio 3 hrs/wk


Design Project(s) (90%); Participation (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

DECO1006 and DECO1012

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.