Design-led Innovation: Research Project

DDD40002 25 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 60 hours per semster

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21


Admission into BH-DES - Bachelor of Design (Honours)
250 Credit Points into BH-DESCMN2 Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) Honours

Aims and objectives

Students ground their design work in sound research and innovation processes. The aim is to equip students with knowledge on how research informs data gathering, data analysis, iterative prototyping and design evaluation as part of a design process. This knowledge enables students to create effective innovative solutions.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Select and apply relevant design research methods, judging the suitability of approaches and tools for idea generation, design development, design refinement and design evaluation.
2. Critically discuss and analyse research undertaken by others in practice or an academic context.
3. Summarise research findings and design rationales appropriately; defend the reliability of methods, processes and outcomes chosen in discussion with clients, colleagues and academic peers.
4. Interpret research findings as part of a self-directed design process to create innovative solutions.
5. Responsibly conduct research and apply ethical standards to design practice.