Design Management

DDD70015 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours


Enrolled in:
MA-DSI Master of Design Strategy & Innovation
MA-DESG Master of Design and 100cp
MA-ENTINN4 and 100cp
GC-DSI Grduate Certificate of Design Strategy and Innovation
GD-DSI Graduate Diploma of Design Strategy and Innovation

Aims and objectives

This unit enables students to research and analyse the functions and purposes of design management and its relationship to strategic and operational values of organisations. The unit aims to provide students with advanced and integrated understanding of the role and purpose of design managers, and the specific skills and capabilities required for managing design projects. It will give students an enhanced understanding of the relationships between strategy, design and management, and provide the specialised knowledge and skills required to be an effective design manager.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Research and apply current theories, practices and trends in design management, and communicate specific ideas and skills to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
2. Critically reflect on the relationship between organisational strategy, design and operational management.
3. Analyse the strengths and weakness of current practice in organisations, and communicate the outcomes through concise, coherent and well-structured documentation, design artefacts and presentations.
4. Interpret and convey the possibilities, opportunities and areas of refinement in design management within specific contexts.
5. Demonstrate and evaluate participation, contribution and collaboration within teams.

Courses with unit

This unit will be offered for the final time Semester 1 2022
Master of Design