Capstone: Applied Design Research

DDD30005 25 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One semester

Contact hours

  • 60 hours per semester



Aims and objectives

This unit involves engaging in critical research and analysis and applying it to a design project outcome. The unit will focus on methodologies to support a multidisciplinary approach to solving design problems by using a blend of research techniques and empathetic user-centred design. The project will be predicated on a real-world problem/challenge and participation with industry and/or community-based organisations. The project outcome may be a product, service or space.
After successfully completing this unit students should be able to:
1. Construct a literature review of resources relevant to the project
2. Create an exegesis of the design project outcome
3. Critically analyse user(s) and their context(s) and the processes relating to the design and development
4. Produce a project brief and design outcome, applying research conclusions, relevant real-world research methods,
and user-centred design principles
5. Evaluate the investigative process and outcomes through concise, coherent and well-structured documentation,
design outcomes, and presentations.

Courses with unit

This unit is no longer offeredBachelor of Design (Interior Architecture)