UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

IDES3010 Advanced Design Thinking

Credit 6 points
  Offering
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Integrated Design major sequence
  • Category B broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science students
Content This unit assesses both the evolution and contemporary application of design thinking. The approach is human-centred and collaborative. It starts by asking 'what is design thinking?' and explores both the philosophy of design and the ethical issues associated with contemporary design challenges. Design as a way of thinking is approached through understanding the context, asking the right questions, and integrating creative and rational strategies in generating and applying appropriate solutions. This approach to problem solving is inherently heuristic, i.e. it is creative, iterative and practical in both its process and application. Design research and methodologies are examined and contemporary design practice is investigated using case studies drawn from a wide range of design disciplines.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) understand the importance of design philosophies and both the personal and cultural values which underpin them; (2) appreciate the contemporary ethical challenges associated with design; (3) explore a variety of creative design strategies; (4) utilise a range of research and design methodologies in tackling a number of design challenges; and (5) demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively on design challenges integrating multiple perspectives, skills, disciplines, experiences and knowledge.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) verbal presentations; (2) digital submissions; and (3) final folio. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Assistant Professor Kirill de Lancastre Jedenov
Unit rules
Prerequisites: IDES2040 Future Making or IDES2001 Design Communication (formerly ARCT2001 Design Communication)
Contact hours lectures: 1 hour per week; seminars: 2 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.alva.uwa.edu.au/Units/IDES3010/SEM-2/2017

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