Studio 8: Applied Design

DDD80027 25 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

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

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23


DDD70019 Studio 3: Inclusive and Participatory Design
DDD40001 Studio 1: Methods for Design Research

Aims and objectives

This unit presents entrepreneurship as a viable career path for a designer. Creating design outcomes that are of benefit to individuals and society are key aims of this unit. How to identify novel business and entrepreneurial opportunities, and how to develop strategic and economic knowledge to pursue these opportunities is taught. Students will be encouraged to develop professional networks and partnerships, build key linkages with industry, and can acquire advanced technological skills. Students may be involved in workshops, seminars, the Bureau or the Venture Cup to support and develop their major project – a professional quality design outcome.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Apply entrepreneurial thinking to new design-based opportunities
2. Create prototypes to generate, explore and develop ideas in conjunction with industry or university partners 
3. Construct documentation that clearly communicates the value and intent of a design solution
4. Interpret future trends and challenges to deliver a professional quality design outcome
5. Develop design solutions that are appropriate, responsible and provide value to specific users in response to a project brief