Managing Design

DDD20005 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours per Semester



Aims and objectives

This unit introduces students to the professional practice of design in industry. It focuses on managing design projects in specific organisational contexts, introducing concepts and methods of project, client and team management. Students form multi-disciplinary teams to address a real business problem. Teams develop and present a design strategy that addresses the market, financial, business, cultural and social requirements of a brief and articulates the benefits of design to clients and other stakeholders.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Apply industry-standard project management methods;
2. Work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team;
3. Select and implement a variety of investigations to underpin design concept development;
4. Explain the relationship between design, business and innovation;
5. Create a professional design proposal that realistically addresses the varied constraints of a brief;
6. Prepare and deliver succinct, well-structured and persuasive visual and verbal group presentations.

Courses with unit

Final Offering 2019 
BA-DES Bachelor of Design, 
BH-DESCMN2 Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) (Honours),
BH-DESINA Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) (Honours),
BH-DESIND1 Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) (Honours)