University of Technology Sydney

85503 Thinking Through Design

6cp; 1hpw (lecture), 2hpw (tutorial)
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



The aim of this subject is to help students develop their attitude, behaviour and thinking as designers. It aims to show them what the field of design looks like from the inside and to challenge preconceptions. Students develop their knowledge of design processes and design research techniques that are common to all design disciplines. Students learn a range of strategies for working in teams, defining design problems, researching design contexts, generating creative responses, evaluating proposals from different perspectives, and visualising the arguments for proposals. The subject also introduces students to the rigorous and self-directed learning environment of the School of Design.

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Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus

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