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Creative Thinking G (11070.1)

Level: Graduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Design and the Built Environment

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  • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (193898) - View
  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (184231) - View

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Syllabus

This unit introduces methods and approaches for design research and creative thinking as the main drivers in developing the ability to identify the key problems in a given situation. This problem identification represents the opportunities for design intervention and creative solutions to a range of possible scenarios and practical application. The unit also develops the students understanding of design as an iterative process involving models and prototypes to be able to test and evaluate concepts and solutions to a wide variety of identified problems.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Critically analyse and articulate theories behind different creative thinking styles and strategies used in design problem solving;

2. Evaluate and apply creative thinking processes of some of the great creative problem solvers from different design disciplines; and

3. Solve a series of set cross-disciplinary problems in non-linear ways and articulate the processes involved.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours of on-campus lectures, group work, practical exercises, design critique, reports and seminars per week.

Prerequisites

None.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.


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