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Unit 3: Human-Centred Design

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Arts Age Levels Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

This learning lab collection is for students and teachers to access tools and resources specific to Unit 3 of the Australian Senior Design Curriculum. 

In Unit 3, students learn about and experience designing in the context of human-centered design (HCD). Fundamental to HCD is the principle that a designer considers human needs and wants as a higher priority than other influences throughout the design process. The success of a design depends on effectively considering the attitudes, expectations, motivations and experiences of humans. Designers use observations, interviews and experiences to acquire data about people and seek to avoid making assumptions about their needs and wants.

Students will use designing with empathy as an approach to define problems by understanding and experiencing the needs and wants of stakeholders. Students interact with stakeholders throughout the process. Ideas and design concepts are evaluated throughout the process using feedback from stakeholders to determine suitability.

HCD

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Title: Prototype

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Prototyping Challenge

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Low-Fidelity Prototyping

Jasmine Kassulke

Title: Empathy

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Empathy Mapping

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Empathy Map (download)

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Experience Mapping

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Experience Map Example

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Experience Map

Jasmine Kassulke

Title: Explore Empathy

Jasmine Kassulke

Case Study: Tova Kleiner

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Case Study: Eone Timepiece

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Case Study: Michael Graves

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Case Study: Zipline

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Case Study: Life Straw

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Title: Define

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Title: Evaluate

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Title: Represent

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