ADD303 - Design for Change


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Online

From 2025:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: Nil
ADD209 or ADD204 plus successful completion of one additional Level 2 ADD, ADT, ADA, ALA or ADV coded unit
Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: ACG307
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 2-hour online seminar per week (recordings provided)


This unit will focus on the requirement of design to act as an agent of change. Design has matured as an industry and designers are required to do more than develop and materialise ideas using contemporary technologies. Design practitioners are now called on to conceptualise experiences and facilitate social, cultural, environmental and economic outcomes. 

Students will explore design as an agent of change by researching design activism and design thinking to analyse systemic problems that empower and deliver creative outcomes to complex challenges. Students will be presented with a selection of social problems and will be required to consider ways of combining different design disciplines to address these issues using design as an agent for change; addressing big picture problems in the world and taking a step towards change. 

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