MMM276 - Design Thinking


2021 unit information

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

Completion of 4 credit points

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: MIS276
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 (online)

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

In-person attendance requirements

The unit has in class activities that will form part of the assessment. Cloud students will be asked to attend a 3 hour class one evening a week.  If you are unable to attend these classes, contact the Bachelor of IS Course Director for an alternative unit.


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.

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