Research Methods for Global Design Innovation

DDD40015 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20


Admission into BH-DES - Bachelor of Design (Honours)
Admission into MA-DESG - Master of Design
250 Credit Points in any Undergraduate course

Aims and objectives

This unit introduces students to the use of case study method and associated methods of interview and observation as a means for designers in a professional or academic context to investigate and substantiate design’s role in driving innovation in global business, cultural or social settings.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Examine the value and mechanics of case study method in exploring how practices and principles of design innovation play out in specific instances and situations.
2. Explain how to frame a research design, explaining the choice and application of specific methods for data gathering and analysis, including the triangulation of methods.
3. Integrate published knowledge into a research process, appraising its value.
4. Gather and analyse relevant data in a rigorous and meaningful way singly or in a team.
5. Produce a small research case study to transmit knowledge and ideas to others.
6. Comply with the highest standards for the responsible conduct of research.

Courses with unit

Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) (Honours)
Proposed Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) (Honours)
Proposed Bachelor of Design (Interior Architecture) (Honours)
Bachelor of Design (Honours)
This unit will be offered for the final time Semester 2 2020