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MIS276 - Design Thinking

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

D Saundage

Prerequisite:

Completion of 4 credit points

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour class per week

Cloud (online): 11 x 3 hour class (recordings provided) + 11 X 1 hour online seminar

Note:

The unit has in class activities that will form part of the assessment. Cloud students will be asked to attend a 3 hour class one evening a week.  If you are unable to attend these classes, contact the Bachelor of IS Course Director for an alternative unit.

Content

Design thinking refers to a style of thinking that combines sensitivity for the context of a problem, creativity in the generation of new insights and solutions, and rationality in analysing and fitting solutions to the context. This unit introduces students to concepts and methods associated with design thinking in a range of business and social contexts. It explores key approaches associated with the practice of design thinking, such as ethnographic techniques for understanding the problem context, creative approaches for idea generation, ill-structured problem solving, collaborative/participatory teamwork and human-centred problem solving.  The unit will develop the basis for innovative and creative thinking in students and develop confidence for students to think innovatively.

Assessment

Individual design thinking ePortfolio 50%, Team project and presentation 50%

Unit Fee Information

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