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Unit description

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.

Unit content

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

Learning outcomes

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1discuss contemporary theories related to innovation and designIntellectual rigour
2critically analyse the factors which influence the diffusion of innovationsIntellectual rigour
3develop, produce and document an innovative and creative solution to meet a specific need or opportunityCreativity
4demonstrate innovation and creativity in design and problem solving skillsCreativity
5apply principles of market research and processes in marketingCreativity
6apply sustainable processes, techniques and methods used in manufacturing and production for a design solutionEthical practice
7demonstrate principles of environmental sustainability and iterative evaluations throughout the development of a designed solution.Ethical practice

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss contemporary theories related to innovation and design
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. critically analyse the factors which influence the diffusion of innovations
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  3. develop, produce and document an innovative and creative solution to meet a specific need or opportunity
    • GA2: Creativity
  4. demonstrate innovation and creativity in design and problem solving skills
    • GA2: Creativity
  5. apply principles of market research and processes in marketing
    • GA2: Creativity
  6. apply sustainable processes, techniques and methods used in manufacturing and production for a design solution
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  7. demonstrate principles of environmental sustainability and iterative evaluations throughout the development of a designed solution.
    • GA3: Ethical practice

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (6 weeks)
Assessment
Portfolio Part A40%
Portfolio Part B60%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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