Design for Innovation
University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Taught In English
This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Industrial Design program.
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewStudents are exposed to the special difficulties of scheduling work involving innovation. Project management tools are applied to the development process and are employed to manage the design of a complex product involving significant innovation. This course is the culmination of all previous coursework with a focus on product innovation.LEARNING OUTCOMES1. Devise a strategy for minimising the number of unknowns in innovative concept.2. Develop a technique for assigning time budgets to the development of solutions unknown aspects of a concept.3. Employ a range of research methods, experimentation and testing to resolve unknown aspects of a design concept.4. Engage with the need to consider potential social, environmental and ethical consequences of a design innovation.CONTENTDevelop an innovative productDesign Strategies to support innovationDesign EthicsDesign Research
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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.