The new Graduate Diploma in Design Thinking and Service Innovation will provide students with the theory and practice of design thinking and service innovation through researching, prototyping and evaluating service systems for complex commercial and social problems.

Design Thinking and Service Innovation/Design are interlinked professional fields that have been growing at a rapid pace around the globe over the past two decades. Design thinking is human centred and focuses on tackling problems which will result in bettering consumer or user experiences. Creative techniques such as rapid drawing sessions, think tanks and design sprints, etc, are used to design, prototype and implement radically new products and services.

The Graduate Diploma in Design Thinking and Service Innovation provides essential experience and usable insights, through real-world client projects, into how creative approaches are being used to generate truly innovative products and services.

The Graduate Diploma in Design Thinking and Service Innovation allows students to

  • Apply design thinking and service innovation processes, including researching, prototyping and evaluating service systems for complex commercial and social problems.
  • Manage a service design project
  • Present creative and strategic solutions to complex client-based problems
  • Employ and adapt prototypes, techniques and workflow processes toward the successful production and implementation of innovative products and services

 

Graduate Diploma in Design Thinking and Service Innovation

Course Structure

Core Units
GRD503 Design Thinking Tools -3 Credit Points- Semester 1
GRD504 Methods for Complex Inquiry -3 Credit Points- Semester 1
GRD505 Project Strategy and Management -3 Credit Points- Semester 1

GRD508 Innovation Development -3 Credit Points- Semester 2
GRD506 Prototyping -3 Credit Points- Semester 2
GRD507 Service Implementation -3 Credit Points- Semester 2

 

Specified Electives – 6 points
MCM502 Web Strategy – 3 Credit Points- Semester 1
WEB564 Web Research -3 Credit Points- Semester 2
MBS538 Organisational Behaviour and Management -3 Credit Points– Semester 1– Semester 2
COD545 Community Development Theory and Practice -3 Credit Points- Semester 1
WEB565 Web Planning -3 Credit Points- Semester 2
MBS568 Organisational Change, Management and Consultancy -3 Credit Points- Semester 2
COD505 Community, Industry and Local Government-3 Credit Points- Semester 2

 

Entry Requirements

Recognised Bachelor’s degree (AQF Level 7) or higher or equivalent training in a relevant field. If the first degree is not related to this area of study then satisfactory preparation for the course through relevant professional experience is required. All students must satisfy Murdoch University’s minimum English requirements by demonstrating competency in the English Language

For more information please email, Dr Mark Cypher. m.cypher@murdoch.edu.au