Design and Creative Thinking

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Design and Creative Thinking

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Design Management, Graphic Design

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    All IVD units assume that you are computer literate - which means you know how to use a typical computer (Mac and/or Windows), and can use standard desktop applications such as a word processor, email and web browser.

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Design processes and creative thinking are at the core of interactive and visual design disciplines. This unit is an introduction to conceptual and practical methods of idea generation and development with an emphasis on creating innovative interactive and visual design for a variety of contexts. Through the combination of lectures, studios, and design charrettes, you will learn theoretical underpinnings of creative thinking and design processes; and cultivate fluency and flexibility in applying the theories into practice to produce original design solutions both individually and collaboratively.

    Learning Outcomes
    By the completion of this unit you should be able to :
    1. understand the concepts of design thinking, creativity, design processes and their impacts (1-1)
    2. collaborate in creative group work to solve design problems exploring multiple design approaches (2-3)
    3. reflect upon your creative process and yourself as a design practitioner (3-3)
    4. communicate design solutions through written, oral, and visual expressions, using specific academic and professional design standards, taking into account audience, purpose, and intercultural context (2-5)
    5. locate, evaluate, and synthesise information from a variety of sources into your design work (2-1)

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.