DFNZ701 – Design Factory Industry Project

Module code
Module title
Design Factory Industry Project
This module aims to develop students who can use problem solving skills and human centred design to solve real world problems. It aims to cultivate inquiring, self-aware practitioners who can apply problem solving to a variety of situations and develop the necessary future focused skills that will prepare them for professional contexts Students will experience facilitated learning in interdisciplinary teams in a dedicated holistic learning space. Working in interdisciplinary teams, students will co-create a solution with an Industry Partner and solve a complex real world problem
  • BI1401
  • BI1601
  • BM1801
  • BM1802
  • BM1901
  • BM1902
  • BM7000
  • BS7000
  • CO0005
  • EU0901
  • HS0114
  • HS1602
  • IT9401
  • SC0901
  • SC1001
  • SC9501
  • SP0801
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Co-create to solve industry driven problems in teams made up of diverse disciplines
2. Apply professional communication strategies and actively engage others in your product, process or idea to communicate ideas successfully
3. Apply human centred design and apply a broad range of problem solving tools to innovate and solve an industry driven problem
4. Apply efficacy, can-do approach, self-motivation and accountability in both independent and collective situations
5. Acquire and apply future-focused employment skills to industry and educational contexts
6. Use empathy to research, investigate and produce reasoned and critical responses
Human Centred design
• Human Centred Design Frameworks – empathy and analysis, defining the problem, prototyping, user testing
• Research methodologies in Human Centred design and developing understanding of contexts through empathy
• Social, cultural, historical, global and political contexts for a given problem.
• Storytelling in various contexts
• Innovation
• Business Frameworks
• Group processes and teamwork
• Co-creation with Industry Partners
• Networking and communicating in professional contexts
Assessment Criteria
Students must complete all components and achieve a minimum grade of 50% to pass this module