Course handbook


Students explore their own creativity in the form of individual and group activities and submissions, while investigating the potential impact of multi-disciplinary approaches.

Reflecting on the current design theories and with the assistance of the tools and techniques available, students will produce design concepts in a form that challenges common perceptions about designing with creative interpretation, abstraction and representation.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Devise a strategy for minimising the number of unknowns in an innovative concept

2. Develop a technique for assigning time budgets to the development of solutions to unknown aspects of concept

3. Employ a range of research methods, experimentation and testing to resolve unknown aspects of a design concept

4. Engage with the need to consider potential social, environmental and ethical consequences of a design innovation


  • Design strategies and perspectives that promote and support innovative concepts.
  • Design ethics, ergonomics and accessibility.
  • Human resilience and the environment of social and cultural space.
  • Design research, conceptual technologies and services relatoing to human wellbeing.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Bio-Innovation and Design program.

Assessment items

Presentation: Visual Communication

Project: Non-product Oriented Presentation

Report: Critical Reflection

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term