University of Technology Sydney

81513 Past, Present, Future of Innovation

Requisite(s): 81512 Creative Practice and Methods OR 81540 Leadership in Innovation OR 81538 Frame Innovation
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


In this subject, students explore the nature of invention and innovation in the various fields of their core degrees. Through special projects (such as What would Buckminster Fuller do now?) students are provoked to examine the conceptual, methodological and empirical patterns of innovation leaders, and apply them to major contemporary issues. In this way, students develop insights into the cultural and social contexts of innovation in the past and present, and in the speculative future. Through the use of techniques such as scenario building, forecasting, backcasting and technology roadmapping, a diverse history of ideas is spanned to explore possible futures.

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