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This subject involves an in-depth innovation investigation under the supervision of a member of the academic staff and in the context of the University's engagement initiatives. Students working in groups will be required to perform research, customer and problem discovery, ideation, concept creation and validation, and technical implementation for a real-world challenge. The subject also provides students with skills and knowledge for improving written and oral communication.
Indicative content includes innovation methodology, customer & problem discovery, customer & problem validation, innovation experiments, and innovation presentations.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Work independently as part of an interdisciplinary team to complete a technical innovation project
- collect and critically analyse a range of data about people and their problems, and create innovation hypotheses from this data
- validate innovation hypotheses
- conceptualise, design, and implement an innovative and technology-based solution to the identified problem
- present technical solutions to non-technical stakeholders in both written and oral forms
- Be able to undertake customer & problem discovering, problem formulation and solution
- Have a capacity for independent critical thought, innovative inquiry and self‐directed learning
- Have a profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship
- Be able to present work in written form; and
- Be able to present work orally and answer questions about it
Last updated: 4 December 2019