Courses & Units

Design Thinking & Digital Innovation ZAT117

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


Design thinking is a creative and collaborative process that focuses on understanding the problem from the user’s perspective. In this unit you will be introduced to design thinking within the context of digital innovation. The activities and assessment tasks in this unit focus on applying design thinking to define a problem, generate ideas, test and evaluate solutions, and communicate design outcomes within an ethical framework.


Unit name Design Thinking & Digital Innovation
Unit code ZAT117
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Technologies

Fiona Brodribb

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 3 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Term 3 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Term 3 On-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 3 20/7/2020 10/8/2020 25/8/2020 25/9/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

LO1Communicate outcomes of the design thinking process.
LO2Critically reflect on design thinking processes for the potential to drive digital innovation.
LO3Apply design thinking processes to define the problem, generate ideas, and test and evaluate solutions.
LO4Identify, evaluate and use relevant discipline tools and techniques
LO5Identify and evaluate relevant behaviours, principles and perspectives in the workplace
LO6Use reflective and deliberative thinking to generate plans for self-development
LO7Apply practice and discipline-based skills and knowledge to communicate solutions to real world problems.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,402.00 029999

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Teaching Pattern

Teaching material and tutorial support will be provided weekly through MyLo during the term.

Students will be required to attend two to three on campus  practical sessions per term (2-3 hours per session).

Internet access is required for this course as students are required to access study materials provided online through MyLO. Please log into MyLO on the first day of each teaching period.


AT1: Quizzes (10%)

AT2: Design Proposal (40%)

AT3: Project Report (50%)

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