Undergraduate | TAS-ZAD121-2023
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- 20 Feb 2023,
- 10 July 2023
About this subject
What you'll learn
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.
- What is Design?
- What is Design Thinking?
- Empathy 1
- Empathy 2
- Problem Definition
- Ideation: methods, tools and techniques
- Ideation and Synthesis
- Iterating: modifying and adapting
- Launching and tracking success
- Reflecting and capitalising
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 subject, 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 subject 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.
- Design Thinking Workbook (30%)
- Design Thinking: Wicked Problem Brief (30%)
- Design Brief (40%)
For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).
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