ANALYSE AND IDEATE

BUS1ADI

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Innovative thinking is one of the key attributes global businesses look for in employees. In this subject you will be challenged to identify and analyse problems from multiple disciplinary perspectives and synthesise these findings in ways that suggest new ideas. You will sharpen your powers of observation and empathy. You will develop a set of creative thinking skills to employ in the process of idea generation and refinement.  You will learn how to conduct research to explore a challenge and the potential of ideas to address it.  In the process, you will develop communication and interpersonal skills through working in multidisciplinary, multicultural teams. This is the first of a three-subject core of the Bachelor of Commerce, along with Evaluate and Negotiate and Execute and Manage Change. On completion of these subjects, as a Bachelor of Commerce graduate you will be able to analyse a problem, creatively think outside the box to define a solution, negotiate the terms of that solution with a diverse range of stakeholders, and manage the implementation of that solution in an existing business or one you will create for yourself.  

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites This subject is restricted to students enrolled in LBCOM, LZCOMA, LZCIR, LZCOML, LZCOMS, LZCCS, LZCAG, LZCBM. Or with the prior approval of the subject coordinator.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify, describe and explore a range of challenges in order to discern opportunities to create value.

Activities:
Online and face-to-face class activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Develop a set of qualitative and quantitative empathy tools to uncover needs and insights that can suggest innovative ideas.

Activities:
Face-to-face class activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

03. Develop a clear process and set of techniques to synthesize insights from the empathy analysis into a clear problem statement.

Activities:
Draft a Problem Statement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

04. Select, test and evaluate different disciplinary methods for gaining insights into complex problems.

Activities:
Face-to-face class activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

05. Utilise rapid experimentation techniques to quickly visualize innovative ideas and generate options for future development and evaluation.

Activities:
Prototype development
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

06. Articulate and explain the thinking behind particular selections of ideas, strategies, findings and interpretations.

Activities:
Group Presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

07. Engage members of a multidisciplinary team to define or contextualise a problem differently and be able to synthesis the ideas generated.

Activities:
Written peer evaluation of teamwork process
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

08. Utilise digital technologies to identify, source, analyse and communicate information and ideas.

Activities:
Online activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Winter semester, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 27 - 28
Twelve 3.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via blended.
"This will be a block mode subject offered at Melbourne. The learning activities will involve a mix of online activities, guest lectures, EBL classes and other activities which will be defined through the design phase."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual 1,000-word Problem StatementREPORTABLE GRADUATE CAPABILITIES: Inquiry/Research; Learning Skills20 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 08
Group Presentation (5 minutes per member)Groups of 3 students REPORTABLE GRADUATE CAPABILITIES: Speaking20 06, 07
Individual 2,000-word Options PaperREPORTABLE GRADUATE CAPABILITIES: Writing; Problem Solving; Thinking ESSENTIAL: Innovation & Entrepreneurship40 05, 06
Peer evaluation of teamwork10% for evaluation of others, 10% for evaluation by others 1,000-word equivalent REPORTABLE GRADUATE CAPABILITIES: Cultural Literacy; Teamwork; Autonomy; Adaptability; Ethical Behavior20 07