Introduces students to contemporary theories in innovation and design and the factors that influence the diffusion of innovations. Students develop, produce and document an innovative and creative solution to meet a specific need or opportunity. Students demonstrate principles of environmental sustainability and iterative evaluations throughout the development of a designed solution.
Topic 1: Contemporary theories of innovation, creativity and design
Topic 2: The innovation process and factors that influence entrepreneurial activity
Topic 3: Factors influencing success, agencies and entrepreneurial activity
Topic 4: Creativity and problem solving techniques
Topic 5: Market research and marketing
Topic 6: Manufacturing and production processes, techniques and methods
Topic 7: Project design and risk management documentation
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||discuss contemporary theories related to innovation and design||Intellectual rigour|
|2||critically analyse the factors which influence the diffusion of innovations||Intellectual rigour|
|3||develop, produce and document an innovative and creative solution to meet a specific need or opportunity||Creativity|
|4||demonstrate innovation and creativity in design and problem solving skills||Creativity|
|5||apply principles of market research and processes in marketing||Creativity|
|6||apply sustainable processes, techniques and methods used in manufacturing and production for a design solution||Ethical practice|
|7||demonstrate principles of environmental sustainability and iterative evaluations throughout the development of a designed solution.||Ethical practice|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Tutorial online 1 hour (6 weeks)|
|Portfolio Part A||40%|
|Portfolio Part B||60%|
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