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Design Thinking and Methods KIT631


Today technological problems often require more than just technological solutions as itrequires understanding human needs of the technology. The unit will introduce the concept of

design thinking as an innovative problem-solving process that is essential to the design of the

interactive media and technologies. The unit will cover different design methods such asiterative design, participatory design, conceptual & parallel thinking and storytelling &

storyboarding. In addition, the unit will explore emerging research issues such as in social

cultural design. Moreover, the students will conduct a project by applying the design thinkingprocesses.


Unit name Design Thinking and Methods
Unit code KIT631
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Information & Communication Technology

Soonja Yeom

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

Lecture: 3 hours/week; Online module: 1 hour/week


60% in-semester (Assignment 1 (15%); Assignment 2 (15%); Assignment 3 (30%); and 40% Final Examination 2hr

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