This unit of study introduces students to design strategies and techniques for developing alternative points of view and exploring multiple solutions iteratively. Through the analysis of real-world case studies students will develop an understanding for how to use design-thinking methods to tackle complex problems. The unit will discuss how design can be used as a method and as a way of thinking to drive innovation for products, services and processes. In the tutorial component, students will apply design strategies and techniques, such as lateral thinking, experiential prototyping and speculative design, through small group exercises. Students will develop a deep understanding of these strategies and techniques through the various assessment items, which capture theory, analytical reflection and the practical application of methods.
Lectures 1 hr/week; tutorials 2 hrs/week
Analysis report (35%); Project work (55%); Quizzes (10%)
It is recommended students first complete either DECO2016 or DECO1006 and/or DESN1000 before selecting this unit of study.