If you think creativity is magic, then it’s time to become a magician.
Ideation is a hands-on journey through the creative process, a human-centred design course to learn and apply creative problem-solving skills.
Mixing elements of design thinking, user experience, prototyping and storytelling, this unit will give you the kind of insight you can only get by doing.
Our units are now fully online
Now more than ever, the world needs new ideas and innovation. That’s why, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our 2020 units are fully online. Our immersive online experience will give you the sought-after skills you need to help reimagine your life, build your community and shape the future. Along the way, you’ll receive regular engaged support from our facilitators and connect with like-minded students from across the state. And they remain free for students at our education partners.
Lachlan Hicks Charles Sturt University
You’re surrounded by innovation here, it's really exciting and experimental. It's a great connector for like-minded people
Tackle the unknown: Design thinking for startups and innovators
Ideation gives you an understanding of the design thinking process, grounded in real-life examples and activities, to help you creatively transform problems into impactful opportunities.
Over 10 flexible weeks online, you’ll leap into the unknown and demystify the creative process.
Once you’re done, you’ll have the insight and confidence to create something new in any context, whether it be in your own startup or with an existing organisation.
Ideation is for you if:
- You’ve dreamt of being more creative but don’t know where to start
- You want to apply your experience to tackle and solve major problems in a variety of contexts
- You want to see the world in a different way
- You need a flexible learning experience to fit around your schedule
- You’re currently studying at any of our 12 education partners (11 NSW universities and TAFE NSW).
|Applications close||Friday 24 July 2020|
|Unit duration||27 July to 2 October 2020|
|Start of unit (online)||Monday 27 July 2020|
|Online Workshop 1||Wednesday 12 August 2020|
|Assessment 1 due||Friday 14 August 2020|
|Online Workshop 2||Wednesday 26 August 2020|
|Assessment 2 due||Wednesday 9 September 2020|
|Online Workshop 3||Wednesday 9 September 2020|
|Online Workshop 4||Wednesday 30 September 2020|
|Assessment 3 due||Friday 2 October 2020|
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Our short courses are dynamic, collaborative and real-world focused. No lectures, no assignments that make you ask "why am I doing this?", no readings from some 18th-century scholar you've never heard of. You will broaden your mindset and skills by working in inter-institutional, cross-disciplinary teams of like-minded peers from right across NSW. Check out our Studying at SSE video.
We believe in making opportunity accessible so SSE charges no fees for this unit if you're studying it as an extra-curricular activity.
Studying at SSE opens doors. As an alumni, you will become a lifetime member of the diverse SSE community. You'll make unlikely friendships, get direct access to our Brains Trust and have a network of like-minded students from institutions from across NSW to collaborate with.
We've got you covered at SSE. Learning support is on hand as you work through the units online. You'll get timely feedback and run through assignments that make sense. And there will be more than a few surprises along the way.
The nitty gritty
See what’s in store for you with our week-by-week online learning map below.
This unit helps you to achieve the following SSE Graduate Capabilities (GC):
- Interdisciplinary teamwork:
Collaborative and reflective contributions to interdisciplinary teamwork in ways that advance the work of your team, facilitate the contribution of others, foster a constructive team environment and respond effectively to conflict that arises
- Entrepreneurship knowledge and skills:
Knowledge and skills in relation to entrepreneurship (i.e . presenting, interviewing, pitching, )
- Critical thinking:
Critical and creative thinking in relation to how value is created and captured
- Communication skills:
Effective interpersonal and communication skills, empathy and succinct visual, oral, written and digital presentation skills with diverse stakeholders about entrepreneurial opportunities
- Wider community considerations:
Integration of ethical, social, political and environmental responsibilities when considering entrepreneurial initiatives
- Strategic thinking and decision-making: Strategic solutions within an entrepreneurial context.
This unit is not currently available for credit and is considered as a co-curricular activity.
All students who complete Ideation will receive a certificate of completion and can add the achievement to your resume or LinkedIn profile.
Who can apply?
No matter what you’re studying or where you live, if you are a student currently enrolled at an SSE member institution, you are eligible to apply*.
SSE members are Australian Catholic University, Charles Sturt University, Macquarie University, Southern Cross University, TAFE NSW, The University of Newcastle, The University of Sydney, University of New England, University of Technology Sydney, University of Wollongong, UNSW Sydney and Western Sydney University.
*TAFE NSW International Students are not currently eligible for this unit. We are working on a solution and will update this page when further information is available.
Applications are now open. Please review the steps below before submitting your application. You will then hear from SSE if your application has been successful. Please make sure you check your junk mail.
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