Introduction to Design Principles and Processes

DDD10007 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One semester

Contact hours

  • 36 (3 hours a week)



Aims and objectives

This unit provides students with an understanding of the language of design and the application of fundamental design principles and processes in practice. Students will learn how design influences society, business and people while gaining practical creative and analytical skills that will be applicable to their future employment. This unit shows how design is integrated in their specific area or discipline, introducing key principles and processes that they can apply to their own areas of study. Students will be encouraged to critically engage with design theory and use creative thinking to make decisions that solve design-related issues in their areas of specialisation.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Use design principles to create a document;
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of design in their area of specialisation;
3. Generate creative concepts in response to a brief;
4. Explore the various methods and creative approaches used to solve design-related problems;
5. Evaluate a design brief and identify opportunities for design to be most effective.