University of Technology Sydney

81532 Creative Intelligence Capstone

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UTS: Creative Intelligence and Innovation: Transdisciplinary Innovation
Credit points: 12 cp
Result type: Grade and marks

Requisite(s): 81531 Industry Innovation Project
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Description

In this final capstone subject for the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation, students channel their passions to identify and develop an innovative product, service, initiative or creative output. Exercising a high level of independence, students build diverse teams to work towards a proof-of-concept for their innovation and map out a pathway to realisation. This includes identifying key stakeholders, developing strategies to sustain their initiative into the future and recognising the conditions necessary for system transformation.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

1. Analyse complex systems to identify processes, interactions and intervention points
2. Evaluate the transformative value of proposed initiatives from multiple stakeholder perspectives
3. Persuasively communicate your proposed initiatives to diverse stakeholders
4. Identify and analyse the diverse knowledge types required to address identified challenges
5. Create original and imaginative responses to challenges through iterative processes of testing and refinement

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

This subject contributes specifically to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:

  • Discern common qualities of complex systems and model their behaviour (CII.1.3)
  • Examine, articulate and appreciate the speculative or actual value of outcomes for different stakeholders, communities or cultures over time (CII.2.6)
  • Articulate often-complex ideas simply, succinctly and persuasively to a diverse team or audience (CII.3.4)
  • Recognise problems, challenges and opportunities that require transdisciplinary practices and assemble relevant teams to begin dealing with those problems, challenges and opportunities (CII.3.6)
  • Identify significant issues, challenges or opportunities and assess potential to act creatively on them (CII.4.1)

Contribution to the development of graduate attributes

The subject provides opportunities for you as a student to pursue your passions and to learn what it takes to employ a transdisciplinary approach to diverse projects and contexts. In this subject you will refine your capacity to design and undertake a project using a range of methods, tools and approaches, but you won't be placed in multi-disciplinary teams. You will need to form your own teams and identify the knowledge types you have in your team and those that you may need to connect with outside of your team. Your capstone project represents an opportunity to design a creative intervention in a complex system and to create value for key stakeholders, including yourself. The subject also challenges you to contribute your knowledge, skills and experiences to your transdisciplinary innovation community.

So your experiences as a student in this subject support you to develop the following graduate attributes (GA):

• GA 1 Complex systems thinking

• GA 2 Create value in problem-solving and enquiry

• GA 3 Inter- and trans-disciplinary practices

• GA 4 Imaginative and ethical citizenship

Teaching and learning strategies

This subject is project-based and uses learning strategies that help students to progress their ideas developed around their own passions. Learning will take place in an immersive, experiential, studio-based environment. Structured activities will support students in the development of a proof-of-concept for their innovation. Feedback will be given regularly throughout the subject by staff, peers and industry or community stakeholders.

Content (topics)

  • Transdisciplinary innovation
  • Creativity
  • Reflexivity
  • Systems change

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Capstone Project: Research and Development

Objective(s):

This assessment task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1, 2 and 4

This assessment task contributes to the development of course intended learning outcome(s):

CII.1.3, CII.2.6 and CII.3.6

Type: Project
Groupwork: Group, group and individually assessed
Weight: 25%

Assessment task 2: Capstone Project: Realisation and Transformation

Objective(s):

This assessment task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1, 3, 4 and 5

This assessment task contributes to the development of course intended learning outcome(s):

CII.1.3, CII.3.4, CII.3.6 and CII.4.1

Type: Project
Groupwork: Group, group and individually assessed
Weight: 50%

Assessment task 3: Insights from the field

Objective(s):

This assessment task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

2, 3 and 4

This assessment task contributes to the development of course intended learning outcome(s):

CII.2.6, CII.3.4 and CII.3.6

Type: Reflection
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 25%

Minimum requirements

Students must attempt each assessment task and achieve an overall pass mark in order to pass this subject.

Late penalties apply to all assessment tasks as outlined in the FTDi FYI student booklet. Please consult this booklet for other useful information including Special Consideration, Plagiarism, Extension, and Student Support Services.

A minimum of 80% of attendance of classes (as outlined in the timetable) is required.

Required texts

There are no compulsory texts for this subject. Relevant readings will depend on the type of project you are running and your interests / passions. Resources relevant to individual sessions will be provided through UTSOnline.