Design Issues

This module will offer you a general picture of design as a multidisciplinary profession, an engine of innovation and creative thinking. This will include a historical, theoretical and practice based perspectives. Within this general framework there will be a focus on:

1. Design thinking (forecasting, multidisciplinary working)

2. Design and business (marketing, innovation, business models for design, design in the organisation)

3. Design and technology (science and new technology, innovation and R&D, product development)

4. Design and society (service design, sustainability, cultural issues and social media and design)