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IFN500 Design Thinking for IT

As emerging technologies provide increasing opportunities for innovation, design thinking is becoming a much sought after skill as it provides an effective approach to understand and develop user centred solutions.  In this unit, you will be introduced to design thinking as an approach for innovation and problem solving and how to apply this technique to develop IT solutions to real-world problems. This unit features a strong teamwork component. You and your team members will pitch your ideas and designs using oral and visual communication skills to gain user and peer feedback. You will then implement your design proposals, realising several design prototypes, evaluating and refining each throughout the semester. This unit lays the foundational design skills that will be integrated and practised through a design project in this unit, as well as throughout the degree.

Unit information

Unit code
IFN500
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School/Discipline
Information Systems
Study area
Information technology
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 1, 2019 25 February 2019 - 21 June 2019 Gardens Point
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Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2019:
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2019: $2,796
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2019: $3,936
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Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Assumed knowledge
The ability to work with other students to deliver assessment, as well as facilitated workshops.

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

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Study abroad and exchange

This unit is available as part of our study abroad and exchange programs.

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Unit outlines

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Semester 1, 2019