Courses & Units

Designing for Technology and Innovation ZAT120

Introduction

Digital innovation is transforming businesses across all sectors of the economy, through implementing new processes or upgrading existing technology. As a result, new business models in Industry 4.0 have emerged. In this unit you will be introduced to key concepts, principles and practices that relate to designing for technology and innovation. You will examine approaches that drive digital innovation, through applying design thinking, user experience and other contemporary methods for exploring problems and opportunities. In addition, you will investigate how digital transformation is a collaborative and creative process that enables for opportunities in the digital economy. You will therefore learn how to use design thinking tools and techniques and other human-centred approaches to identify, analyse and develop innovative approaches and transformational solutions. In addition, you will develop the skills needed to be an innovative and reflective practitioner.

This unit also introduces learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, so you have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.

You will be introduced to:

a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice

principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios

reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations

ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry.


Summary

Unit name Designing for Technology and Innovation
Unit code ZAT120
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
University College
Discipline STEAM
Coordinator Ms Brigid Morrison
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe digital innovation and transformational solutions
  • Apply design methodologies to propose solutions-based outcomes
  • Examine how technology can improve the human condition through ethical design.
  • Reflect on your role in the innovation process to improve design outcomes
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
not applicable

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

ZAT105|ZAT117|ZAT222

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

This unit is delivered fully online and comprised of weekly learning modules with supporting weekly tutorials and one full day workshop.  

AssessmentAT2: Design Thinking Report (35%)|AT3: Project Logic Statement (40%)|AT1: Case Study on Innovation (25%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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