Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2020. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.
How can design embrace diversity and difference? Who are we designing for and how can we do design differently to foster greater inclusion?
This unit introduces you to participatory frameworks for design. It explores how methodological approaches from social sciences and political philosophy can be employed in design thinking to extend our understanding of the power and agency of design and critically questions how design is produced.
Through critical dialogue and debate you will develop and justify a design position that considers divergent perspectives and alternate sites of knowledge. You will research and evaluate collaborative design practices and the role of image, text and narrative in engaging, negotiating and communicating with different audiences.
|Unit name||Design Thinking 4 - Communities|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
|Discipline||Architecture & Design|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 2019.
ILO 1 - Justify a design position that considers divergent perspectives derived from alternate sites of knowledge.
ILO 2 - Evaluate participatory frameworks for design.
ILO 3 - Propose ways that design agency performs within social, political and cultural formations.
Contribution to Graduate Outcomes (Degree Core unit)
Well-being: Students approach well-being at community level linking it with social indicators of health and social cohesion; assessed integral to participatory design proposal (AT2)
Literacy: Students undertake guided evaluative and critical writing to present a rationale and justification; assessed via design research report (AT3)
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $835.00||2020: $2,445.00||100501|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
KDA143 and KDA144
Lecture/Seminar - 1-hr x weekly, Seminar - 1-hr weekly, Workshop - 4-hr (3)
Debate (online) - 20%
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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