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Applied systems thinking for product and service design. Construction and analysis of linear and non-linear models of interconnected systems relevant to product design such as growth/decay, population dynamics, social media behaviours, urban dynamics, sensor-response feedback loops, supply and demand, pollution modelling, consumer and end-user behaviours.
Learning outcomes1. An understanding of how products give rise to and depend critically upon complex supply chain systems 2. Develop and analyse dynamics of integrated systems in a range of application settings.3. Identify and explore relative importance of direct and indirect variables on overall system dynamics.4. Translate conceptual system designs into representative qualitative and quantitative dynamic models.5. Use systems thinking to analyse and refine innovative product or service designs through introduction or control of user-accessible features.6. Understand and communicate the effects of quantitative and qualitative responses to user interactions with a product or service.
Approval of the Head of the School of Product Design
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Report on Learnings from Supply Chain Dynamics Thursday 18th March, 5 pm 15%Report on the Dynamic Behaviour of an Existing Model Thursday 1st April, 5 pm 15%Implications of Your Product Design for the Supply Chain Thursday May 6th, 5 pm 15%Managing Growth of a Business Start-Up Thursday May 20th, 5 pm 15%Apply Systems Thinking to An Original Product or Service Design Thursday June 3rd, 5 pm 40%
Domestic fee $1,114.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
School of Product Design on the department and colleges page.