MIS776 - Design Thinking for Innovation


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Online Intensive

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


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.

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

Scheduled learning activities - online

The unit will be offered in an intensive mode via ZOOM over four days between 9am and 5pm AEST.


Quotas apply.

Trimester 2 2024 Dates: (via Zoom between 9.00am and 5.00pm AEST):

  • Saturday 10th August 2024
  • Monday 12th August 2024
  • Friday 16th August 2024
  • Saturday 17th August 2024

Trimester 3 2024 Dates: (via Zoom between 9.00am and 5.00pm AEDT):

To be advised


Design Thinking refers to a style of thinking that brings creativity to the way we define and solve problems. It 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 explores design thinking as a practice for identifying and developing innovation opportunities 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.

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