Innovation Design Studio 1

DID10005 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 Hours

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


DID10007 Design Ethnography
DDD10002 Methods of Investigation

Aims and objectives

 This unit introduces students to the practice of design innovation. Working on a project, students learn how to apply design thinking tools and methods throughout the different stages of the design-led innovation process. This unit develops skills and understanding of design research, human-centeredness, prototyping, teamwork and visual thinking.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Navigate the design innovation process, using a range of methods and tools
2. Use qualitative research methods to collect, synthesize and analyse data from human-centred research
3. Reframe a given problem through human-centred research
4. Define a design innovation vision and create concepts coherent with it
5. Verbally and visually communicate / articulate design visions and concepts, and their rationale
6. Apply design innovation principles

Courses with unit

This unit will be offered for the final time Semester 2, 2022