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Designing for Cyber-Physical Systems - BDSN2002

Year - 2020

Design, art, architecture and technology have long been inspired by nature. Future designs, art and technologies will use natural processes and systems to create the built environment. In this unit, you will learn how to design probable and possible futures that use the natural world as the input or output of computational systems. You will learn to apply design thinking methods that help you forecast future technological applications that inform design in the modern era and apply design thinking methods to the interactions between people and the natural world. This unit will give an introduction to intentionally designing with life as a component of computational systems. The design exercises you use will in develop your skills in critical design, physical computing prototyping and interdisciplinary problem solving

lecture 1 hr/week; tutorial 2 hrs/week

design project (100%)

Assumed knowledge
Knowledge of design methods and processes, or knowledge in biology, biomedical sciences, bioengineering or medical sciences.


12cp completed from 1000-level units


Faculty: Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Design Lab
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Phillip Gough
HECS Band: 2
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