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SC1202 - Technology and Innovation 2

[Not offered in 2020]

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

In this introductory technology and innovation subject, students will complete three compulsory modules, on innovation, design thinking, creative technologies. In the innovation module, students will complete an Innovation Bootcamp that will immerse them in the start-up culture and begin the transformation of turning them into entrepreneurs capable of turning their ideas into successful business ventures. The design thinking module explores the principles behind design thinking, a methodology applied to find practical and creative solutions to problems or issues leading to the development of better products, services, processes and strategies. Design thinkers collaborate across diverse disciplines (designers and non-designers) applying a human-centred design to problems. In the creative technology module, students will explore the theory and practice of a range of digital media workflows and technologies. The history of creativity technologies is explored in terms of key milestone points that continue to have an impact in contemporary society. Case studies of innovative technologists will also be presented.

Learning Outcomes

  • define and illustrate theories of innovation, entrepreneurship and the roles of entrepreneurs and start-ups;
  • identify and validate new business opportunities and gain an insight into the commercialisation process;
  • understand the concepts and principles that underpin design thinking;
  • apply the design thinking methodology to contemporary issues and challenges;
  • understand the concepts and principles relevant to the history of creative technologies;
  • communicate using the language of contemporary creative technologies.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > Presentations - (33%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (34%)
  • Design thinking case study - (33%).
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CP1403 AND CP1803

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.