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Unit details

ACG708 - Design Thinking and Problem Solving

Year2015 unit information
Offering information:

This unit will commence in 2016.

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:R Kennedy
Prerequisite:

ACG702, ACG703

Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: Nil

Note:

Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit will investigate ‘design thinking’ as a strategic methodology and problem solving process. Taking a multidiscipline/interdisciplinary approach, students will be required to use ‘design thinking’ as a problem solving process, which taps into processes that have been traditionally overlooked in favour of more conventional problem solving practices. ‘Design thinking’ also allows people who are not trained as designers to use creative tools to address a vast range of challenges. ‘Design thinking’ methods will require students to adopt a human-centered approach to innovation that draws on their skills to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements of business and society as a whole. Students will be placed in teams, the final assessments will a combination of presentation or pitch and exhibition format. Students will use ‘Design Thinking’ methods in an attempt to solve a ‘wicked problem’.

Assessment

Research Project                    30%         1500 word equivalent
Project Proposal                     20%         1000 word equivalent
Project                                  50%         2500 words equivalent

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