University of Technology Sydney

85500 Design Futures: Creative Technologies

Requisite(s): 85502 Researching Design Histories AND 85503 Thinking Through Design



In this subject, students enhance the creativity of their designing in the context of increasingly technology-dependent futures. Students experiment with a range of creative problem-solving techniques and learn to take more risks with lateral ways of generating design options. Through various philosophies of technology and case studies of the development, take-up and consequences of a number of technological innovations, students also gain an understanding of how technology creates, and is created by, changing cultural habits, perceptions and values. By bringing together information on creativity strategies and human-technology relations, students are able to develop alternative futures through experiments with design-orienting scenarios.

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Autumn session, City campus

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