Design Thinking (IDEA9106)


This unit of study aims to introduce students to design thinking and how it can be productively applied to different design situations, in both traditional design contexts and to the broader issues faced in contemporary society. Students will acquire the following learning outcomes: 1. An appreciation of the role of design thinking and strategy in traditional and cross-disciplinary contexts 2. Theoretical and practical understanding and application of design theories, methodologies and methods, with a particular emphasis on human-centred design 3. Demonstration of ideation and concept development to innovate solutions to complex problems 4. Awareness of design processes and cognition in collaborative, inter-disciplinary teams 5. Demonstration of persuasive oral/visual communication techniques

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Seminar 3 hrs/wk


Design exercises, research report, oral/visual presentations (90%), Participation in class activities (10%)

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