The Applied Innovation Studio A and B run concurrently. Studio B aims to develop students’ implementation skills to bring their innovation projects closer to reality in diverse fields and contexts. Students will solve complex problems by making their ideas tangible with prototypes, testing their innovation projects with the targeted users while getting support and advice from experts in relevant fields. Digital and/or physical aspects of the students’ solutions will be detailed to understand and communicate what they look like, how they are produced and their purpose. Also, the potential impact of the innovations during their lifespan will be analysed.

Teaching Periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Design and conduct prototype tests for innovation projects.
  • Construct prototypes of adequate resolution to demonstrate design intent to stakeholders.
  • Propose any essential production methods, components and resources needed to realise innovation projects.
  • Design a range of physical and/or digital product details.
  • Formulate service models and maintenance requirements for innovation projects.
  • Source relevant expertise to develop tangible aspects of an innovation project.

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
6.00 12 weeks 72
Specified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
9.00 12 weeks 108
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Independent Learning
10.00 12 weeks 120


Type Task Weighting ULO's
Final PortfolioIndividual/Group 100% 1,2,3,4,5,6 


This unit may cover:

  • Prototyping for testing and communication (physical & experiential)
  • User testing
  • User interactions and interfaces
  • Aesthetics and form
  • Branding
  • Iterative concept refinement and detailed design
  • Journey maps
  • Service design and system models
  • Materials and production
  • Connecting with potential partners

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.