Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2011.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours (3 hours per week) |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Admission to a Masters Degree in the Faculty or approval of the subject coordinator.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry.
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Environments and Design Student Centre
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer (building 113)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject will critically examine theories, models and frameworks of planning and design decision making, generically, and in their application to the design of the workplace. The focus will be on the strategic management of the process of planning and design of the workplace, including organisation of the project team and their responsibilities; cross-disciplinary expectations of architecture; development of an appropriate methodology; systematic gathering and use of relevant project information, and, the communication of desired outcomes for a particular project.
The premise of the learning is, firstly, that innovative responses to the complexity of the changing workplace result from creative leadership of the planning and design processes, and secondly, the act of designing is an heuristic process as well as a problem identification tool. Students will explore strategies for using design thinking as a method of inquiry to encourage creative and innovative thinking by all participants at all stages of the workplace project. They will investigate procedures for the discovery and application of knowledge for effective decision-making about the provision of appropriate workplaces. The subject content will be explored through critical texts and particular case studies in the areas of health, education and office workplaces.
|Objectives:||On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to: |
A report on an example in the planning and design process of a workplace, 20%, a working paper on resolving an issue applying to a project strategic planning and design process, 40%, and a component of the management of the workplace process, 40%, to the equivalent of 7,500 words.
|Recommended Texts:|| |
Blyth and Worthington, Sebastian Macmillan (2004), Becker (2004), Horgen et al (1999), Rowe or other
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved their skills in:
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