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ENTREP 7020 - Design Thinking

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Trimester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Intensive
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assessment: Individual and group assignments/presentation, participation

Design Thinking is a human-centred systems approach to develop solutions to complex problems and bring innovative new products or services to market that create social impact. Based on practices that fuel innovation, as researched and developed by IDEO, Apple, Frog Design and Stanford University Design School, design thinking is increasingly used by world leading organisations to drive innovation and solve some of the most intransigent problems. Whether focused on development of new products and services, to address strategic, operational or organisational issues, or social problems, design thinking can revolutionise the way you perceive and resolve these issues. Embedding design thinking as an organisational process will establish innovation as a core part of the culture and 'business as usual' practices. This is a highly interactive course in which you will develop a solid working knowledge of the key stages of the design thinking methodology, plus discover numerous supporting tools and techniques. To consolidate your understanding of the design thinking mindset and key methodological tools, you will progress a 'design challenge' project during the course with a view to developing an innovative solution to a problem or identifying an opportunity through innovation. You leave the course with the immediate ability to apply design thinking approaches to your own situations and organisations.

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Commonwealth supported
Full fee paying

Study Level

Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

Program of Study

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Trimester 1 Mon 15/02/2021 Thu 18/02/2021 Tue 06/04/2021 Wed 28/04/2021

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
30028 SE01 60 44 15 Feb - 18 Feb Monday, Thursday 9am - 6pm Schulz, 307, Teaching Room
15 Mar - 18 Mar Monday, Thursday 9am - 6pm Schulz, 307, Teaching Room
Note: This class is only available for face-to-face (on-campus) students.