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- 12 Jul 2021
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Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Identify and describe principles and processes of design thinking
- Analyse specific examples of design and explain influences of design thinking
- Apply design thinking in practice
- Reflect on the design thinking process
- To be confirmed prior to commencement.
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Design thinking draws on creative, iterative and collaborative approaches to problem-solving, including exploration of potential solutions though idea generation, rapid prototyping and testing. While conventional approaches to problem-solving often rely on the application of highly structured methodologies and process controls, design thinking encourages incorporation of diverse perspectives, free association of ideas, subjective perspectives and emotional inputs. Design thinking often generates innovative solutions to problems due to its more open-ended approach.
In this unit, you will be introduced to the principles of design thinking through investigation of design thinking theory, as well as specific examples and case studies. You will then apply these principles in a small-scale project that involves problem formulation and application of design thinking to the development of proposed solutions. The unit provides you with opportunities to learn and apply the key concepts, principles and processes of design thinking. As a result, you will explore the theory, as well as use design thinking tools and techniques in practice.
- Workbook (30%)
- Empathise, Define and Ideate assignment (30%)
- Empathise, Define and Ideate assignment (40%)
Current study term: 11 Jul 21 to 17 Oct 21
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