Exploring Creativity and Innovation

INV10001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours Face to Face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods



20 Jun 22 - 31 Jul 22

16 Aug 22

Last self enrolment:
20 Jun 22

1 Jul 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Jul 22

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to provide a practical introduction to using selected innovation tools and methods in different contexts. Through hands-on learning, students will acquire familiarity with concepts, terms and processes that are part of a meaningful toolkit for implementing creativity and innovation in many different business and industry sectors and/or discipline areas. This unit emphasises learning-by-doing for knowledge and skills development, with students engaging in interdisciplinary projects to gain competency in working collaboratively as part of contemporary innovation practice.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Analyse the nature of innovation culture in context including factors that stimulate and inhibit creativity, ideation and collaboration.
2. Develop basic creativity and innovation skills by applying relevant tools to specific tasks
3. Interpret how creativity, design and innovation are interconnected, scalable and replicable processes.
4. Develop design solutions iteratively, through ideation, user testing and prototyping.
5. Apply sprint methodology to a complex, real-world challenge
6. Collaborate effectively in interdisciplinary teams on an innovation project integrating social, technological and environmental impacts 

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Applied Innovation Suite