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AAD72211 - Design Thinking (2018)

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Lismore Session 2 Session 2

Unit aim

Introduces students to Design Thinking and its problem solving methodologies. Design Thinking unpacks the skills and strategies developed by the design process to a wide range of problems and situations. These skills and strategies include a range of conceptual and communication approaches, ways to explore and reconsider the context in which we work, as well as what should or could be achieved.

Unit content

  • History of Design Thinking and development
  • School and the Design Thinking programme
  • Project based problem solving and symmetrical application
  • Key issues and potential opportunities
  • Entrepreneurship and its application

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Demonstrate understanding of the concepts of design thinking and their application
2 Apply Design Thinking methods and approaches to a project-based problem, to develop new perspectives on key issues and to identify potential opportunities
3 Develop, test and evaluate original proposals in response to project- based problems

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the concepts of design thinking and their application
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. Apply Design Thinking methods and approaches to a project-based problem, to develop new perspectives on key issues and to identify potential opportunities
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  3. Develop, test and evaluate original proposals in response to project- based problems
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Lismore

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Creative work 40%
Creative work 60%

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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