ACG708 - Design Thinking and Problem Solving

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
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

Trimester 1: 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Trimester 1 and 3: Online independent and collaborative learning activities including weekly engagement with materials

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 be a combination of presentation or pitch and exhibition format. Students will use ‘Design Thinking’ methods in an attempt to solve a ‘wicked problem’.

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