School Of Built Environment

Design Studio 4: Innovation through Systems ThinkingWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301080.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
It is assumed students have completed Graphics 3 and are proficient in computer solid modelling. Knowledge of plastic manufacturing is also essential.

Equivalent Units
300308 - Design Studio 2: The Design Proposal

301078 Design Studio 3: Design, Process and Function

About this Unit
From 2020, this unit will be replaced by 301292 - Biomechanics in Product Innovation.   This unit explores strategies for Industrial Design within the complex context of design work in the 21st century. Students will carry out projects in user-centred design, developing an innovative responses to a semi-open and open briefs using the CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement, Operate) process. The projects will range from low fidelity cardboard prototypes to more fully developed everyday products and services that can be implemented and operated to meet an identified user need.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Online work safety module must have been completed prior to workshop space use. Specific requirements regarding machine use may require student safety inductions per apparatus i.e. drill, sander.

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