Interdisciplinary Research Practices for Design & Innovation

DDD80023 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • 12 weeks

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

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


Or Enrolment in a Master Degree, BH-DES Bachelor of Design (Honours) or a Bachelor of Research Degree

Aims and objectives

The aim of this unit is to introduce ways in which interdisciplinary research practices support design and innovation across the globalised world. Successful collaboration across various disciplinary perspectives is essential to respond to the complexity of real world problems. The unit will explore negotiating collaborative team work, framing research problems and methods from various disciplinary perspectives, as well as applying collaborative and creative thinking tools to support more innovative research outcomes.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Negotiate different academic research cultures
2. Evaluate and apply collaboration tools to research practices
3. Critically analyse and transform information using creative problem solving processes to generate designed solutions
4. Synthesise and transmit information to others using prototyping
5. Demonstrate theoretical and technical knowledge of interdisciplinary research practices

Courses with unit

BH-INTHTHSCI Bachelor of Research (Honours)
BH-INTICT Bachelor of Research (Honours)
BH-INTDES Bachelor of Research (Honours)
BH-INTSCI Bachelor of Research (Honours)
BH-INTHAS Bachelor of Research (Honours)
MA-DSI Masters of Design Strategy and Innovation
This unit will be offered for the final time Semester 2 2020