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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides students with an understanding of the design thinking techniques and design processes, and how these can be applied to the development of solutions to design problems in Technologies education. Students will apply this knowledge of design thinking and the design cycle to reflect on their own professional practice.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKaren O'Reilly-Briggs

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesStudents will participate in workshops and seminars which will include material focused on:  Design considerations in Technologies and Social, economic, ethical and cultural issues in design and technologies

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admitted into Bachelor of Technology Education (EBTE, EBTEB)


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse and evaluate social, economic, ethical and cultural issues pertinent to design in technologies.
02. Critique design considerations (e.g. aesthetics, functionality, safety, cost, ergonomics, usability and manufacturability).
03. Communicate design concepts using visual representations and/or prototypes.
04. Create and evaluate design solutions for technology-based problems.

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