School Of Engineering, Design And Built Environment

Design Thinking for Competitive AdvantageWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301302.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 4

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Sasha Alexander

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Spring  Yes  Online - ONLINE  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2022 Spring  Yes  Online - ONLINE  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
Design Thinking has become widely adopted as a novel problem solving mechanism and asset to market growth, resource utilisation, and competitiveness. This approach incorporates human-centric attributes and iterative processes which are features of professional designers co-creating with stakeholders. In this unit, students focus on empathic viewpoints associated with understanding people, markets and the environment. They explore future possibilities for communities using decision-making processes, informed by global challenges as represented through the UNSDGs. This new global societal driver for equitable living standards, economic prosperity, and sustainable societies is explored through online study involving a series of webinars, digital interactions, and conclude with a student prototype presentation.

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