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MMM276 - Design Thinking

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2021 unit information

Important Update:

Our aim is to provide you with an optimal learning experience, regardless of how this unit is delivered.

For Semester 1/Trimester 1 2021, teaching will be delivered in line with the most current COVIDSafe health guidelines.  This may include a mix of online and on-campus activities.  Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of Semester/Trimester.

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Last updated: 16 November 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:MIS276
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Achinto Roy
Prerequisite:

Completion of 4 credit points

Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: MIS276
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 3 hour class per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

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

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.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Apply the main principles and tools of design thinking to design and evaluate solutions to real-world problems. 

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO2

Critically reflect on the application of design thinking principles and their impact on stakeholders. 

GL04: Critical thinking

ULO3

Professionally communicate design thinking concepts, processes and products using appropriate channels of communication. 

GLO2:Communication

 

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: (Individual) Report (Research) 3000 words 50% Information not yet available
Assessment 2: (Group of 4)
Part A:Written Report
Part B: Presentation
Part A: 4000 words
Part B: 5 minutes

50%

Part A: 40%
Part B:10%

Information not yet available

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MMM276 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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