User Centred/Co-Design Studio

DID10004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent 
    This unit will be delivered both on-line and on-campus in Semester 2 2020.
    Please check your timetable for on campus locatio

Contact hours

  • 36

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

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to develop practical design skills in a user-centred product design context. It will apply an
understanding of usability considerations to the design of a product or range of products that respond
directly to user needs. This studio aims to introduce user-centred design, ergonomics and anthropometrics
through the exploration of human-machine/artefact interactions, and explore the social, cultural and psychological implications of product design.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Apply user-centred design approaches to project developments and outcomes
2. Consider and integrate ergonomic and anthropometric information into design projects
3. Apply a practical design methodology and process to design projects
4. Create a design outcome(s) in a succinct manner using hand sketches, perspective drawing, physical
prototypes and computer-generated images
5. Evaluate project outcomes in relation to the specified context of user(s).