This module provides students with the necessary skills to engage in co-creation activities designed to produce solutions to complex industry problems, based on the learning in Module TDRI801, utilising the transdisciplinary framework.
Students will work in groups with industry partners drawn from either single sector, or cross-sector environments, and will apply human-centred design methodologies to undertake research, test possible solutions with their industry partners, and iterate ideas based on feedback received, in order to produce a proof of concept solution.
- Learning Outcomes
- Apply human centred design strategies and tools to analyse, define, ideate, iterate and test solutions for an industry driven, complex real-world problem, to produce a proof of concept solution
Critically research and adopt skills and attitudes that develop effective collaborative practice in order to co-create in transdisciplinary teams and with industry partners
Critically evaluate and justify the selection of appropriate tools and methods to produce reasoned responses
Evaluate, adopt and adapt professional and soft skills necessary for an industry or community context
- 1.Research methodologies and practices in human-centred design
2.Human-centred design frameworks and tools (empathy, analysis, define the problem, ideate, prototyping, user testing, delivery)
3.Wicked problems and the basis of complex challenges
4.Diverse realities in a global context
5.Future focused skills in collaboration and co-creation environments
6.A selection of business models and the rationale for use
7.Storytelling and persuasive writing
8.Co-creation practices with Industry partners
9.Using visual media to communicate messages
10.Skills for working in transdisciplinary and co-creation situations
11.Social intelligence, leadership, self-reflection, teamwork and collaboration
12.Networking and communication in public and professional contexts
14.Applied Innovation- definitions, applications and approaches
- Teaching and Learning Strategy
- While a variety of teaching and learning methods will be used, the predominate mode of delivery is facilitation and coaching which is in alignment with Wintec’s Ako teaching and learning directions. Tuition will be workshop based and run from Wintec’s Design Factory, a holistic flexible learning space. Students will be encouraged to use the environment to work either individually or in their teams, to host their industry partner, or avail themselves as the facilities are available 24/7. Other teaching methods include, co-creation workshops, teamwork, supported peer to peer learning, industry mentors, expert guest speakers, site visits, desk-based research, interviewing, public presentations and networking events.
- Assessment Criteria
- Students must complete all components and achieve a minimum grade of 50% to pass this module
Portfolio: In this transdisciplinary environment, portfolios will be web-based and built upon a collection of individual pieces of work that provide evidence to demonstrate completion of identified tasks, including reflection, selection of processes / procedures of evaluation and the final artefact.
Assessment rubrics will be used to detail a set of criteria and performance descriptors illustrating the performance being measured.