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Strategic Design for New Economies PG (11075.1)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 6
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Design and the Built Environment


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There is a growing realisation that the success of future economies depends heavily on how businesses adopt comprehensive approaches to design and innovation. Many businesses have realised the value of strategic design and design management. In this unit students will learn how design impacts economic growth. Through hands on projects students will develop design solutions as transformative business propositions for an evolving global economy. Topics will include circular economies, sharing economies, and opportunities such as crowdfunding and crowd-sourcing.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Critically review new economies and businesses and critique the role design plays;

2. Evaluate, select and apply design thinking techniques to create design-solutions for new businesses and contemporary economies; and

3. Research and critically evaluate case studies to propose new design-led business solutions.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Six hours of on-campus blended and problem-based learning per week.





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