MIS776 - Design Thinking for Innovation


2023 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.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

32 hours of intensive teaching 

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Learning resources are via CloudDeakin


Trimester 2 2023 Dates: to be advised

Note: *The unit has in class activities that will form part of the assessment. If you are unable to attend these in person classes, please contact your course director or student services for an alternative unit.


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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