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Co-design Project Strategies (GRD505)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit focuses on designing a strategy for working on complex projects, working in disciplinary teams, with multiple disciplines and with users. Students will learn project management skills and practical methods for establishing effective team collaborations for large service projects. In particular, students will develop techniques for working with a range of users and project stakeholders, from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds.
Unit Learning Outcomes  ULO 1 Research project management skills and facilitation practices for large multidisciplinary
 ULO 2 Demonstrate professional industry standard practices towards generating productive working
 ULO 3 Demonstrate organisational practices towards managing a wide range of variables required for
complex service oriented projects;
 ULO 4 Skilfully apply digital management tools to ensure effective communicative practices with the
project team and subsequent stakeholders;
 ULO 5 Deliver disciplinary specific contributions into multidisciplinary project environments.
 ULO 6 Recognise that strategic project management plays a critical role in successful stakeholder
collaborations for the innovation of social and commercial sectors around the globe.
Timetabled Learning Activities
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is iterative and project based in which students will research, develop and
establish project management tools for effectively organising a complex service project. The labs involve the
technical application of project facilitation systems required for managing a range of stakeholders for a large
client project. Students will learn the relevance of professional disciplinary behaviours required for
multidisciplinary team project environments. Students will also experience real-world action-learning projects
that ensures a tight integration of theory and practice.
Other Learning Experiences Direct consultations and meetings with academic supervisor (24 hours). These may take the form a group consultations with other consultants or one-to-one. Students may have the opportunity to undertake a placement or field trip as part of this unit.
Assessment Assessment and feedback are iterative in that each assessment will cumulatively build on the next toward the successful
design and development of an innovative project concept. Students receive feedback through, in class discussion, written assignments, group presentations, student group work and online assignment feedback and discussion.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Certificate in Design Thinking (GradCertDesThink)
Graduate Diploma in Design Thinking and Service Innovation (GradDipDesThink&SvcInnov)
Graduate Diploma in Web Communication (GradDipWebComm) [New in 2015]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Ms Erica Ormsby
Associate Lecturer in Graphic Design

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2915
e: E.Ormsby@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.061 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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