Inclusive and Participatory Design

DDD60001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours

Aims and objectives

The unit introduces the principles of universal design and design standards in communications, products, environments and services. It will explain the various approaches and protocols of participatory design, co-design, user-centred design and inclusive design. It will examine how to include active engagement of all stakeholders and end users ensuring they are a critical part of the design process. It will introduce students to the principles, tools and techniques for inclusive and participatory design.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Articulate the differences between user-centred design, participatory design and co-design.
2. Appropriately select methodologies to gather and evaluate users’ ideas and context.
3. Develop inclusive activities to bridge designer and user skills and needs in unique contexts.
4. Develop strategies to include users’ perspectives into the design process.

Courses with unit

GC-DESG Graduate Certificate of Design
GD-DESG Graduate Diploma of Design
MA-DESG Master of Design
This unit will be offered for the final time Semester 2 2020