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CP5641 - Design Thinking Principles

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject provides students with information and examples of the application of the design thinking process. It describes how to process, interpret, ideate, experiment, in the context of the evolution of design solutions, design formulation and design thinking. Students will develop essential design skills in creating, imaging, generating, iterating, communicating and consolidating. Collaboratively students will work in teams to design, iterate, implement and validate computing solutions in varied contexts. Through projects, students will develop problem-solving communication, presentation and project management skills to build creative application systems. Students will learn and apply creative problem-solving strategies applied in the team based "sprint" event. The sprint event will further develop design thinking skills by analysing a real-world scenario and designing and partially implementing a practical solution.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply design thinking processes to analyse, generate, and communicate solutions to abstract problems;
  • formulate and implement project management theory and skills in IT industry projects;
  • reflect critically on IT systems design for complex and unpredictable IT contexts;
  • creatively generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts in design thinking to business scenarios;
  • apply best practice user experience techniques to design of user interfaces.

Subject Assessment

  • quizzes or tests (20%)
  • tutorial attendance and participation (25%)
  • assignments (35%)
  • sprint reflection report (20%).
Assumed
Knowledge:
AQF Level 7
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CP1403, CP2408

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Dr Art Suwanwiwat
Lecturers: Dr Dianna Hardy, Dr Mangalam Sankupellay.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 14 hours practicals - Sprint (Intensive Practical)
  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Practicals; Lecturer directed activities
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Dr Art Suwanwiwat
Lecturers: Dr Dianna Hardy, Dr Mangalam Sankupellay.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 14 hours practicals - Sprint (Intensive Practical)
  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Practicals; Lecturer directed activities
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.