This unit is an introduction to human-centred design methods, specifically in the context of future challenges of the type you will face in careers health and medicine. You will learn design principles and practices through evaluating current health and medical devices, processes and systems. Through the analysis of real-world case studies, you will apply design thinking methods to address the complex health and medical issues facing society. The unit will also introduce you to how design-led strategies can support healthy behaviour or be used to improve medical technologies and processes. You will develop your skills by using design exercises to demonstrate the strategic and practical applications of such methods and approaches.
lecture 1 hr/week; seminar 2 hrs/week
design proposal (30%), design project (60%) and peer critique (10%)
It is recommended students first complete either DECO2016 or DECO1006 and/or DESN1000 before selecting this unit of study.