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Subject overview


STUDY MODE

100% online

AQF LEVEL

8

NEXT INTAKE

4 Mar 2024

SUBJECT DURATION

12 weeks

SUBJECT FEE

$2,600.00


This subject explores how to solve problems creatively by integrating design thinking with analytics capability. It introduces the design thinking process as part of knowing and empathising with stakeholders, defining their needs then, ideating, prototyping and testing a solution or innovation. Students will review analytics techniques and technologies. In addition, there is a focus on how creative data solutions and innovations are governed by data ethics and security principles. Practical application is achieved with the development of solutions though analysis of case studies.

This subject contributes to the business intelligence specialisation.

For more information, please refer to the subject outline.

Subject information

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Integrate analytics with design thinking to creatively solve problems.
  2. Enhance existing products and processes using design thinking and analytical techniques.
  3. Lead collaborative analytics initiatives.
  4. Evaluate the ethical and legal principles associated with innovations involving data.

 

Topics covered

  1. Innovation in teams
  2. The Stanford Design Thinking model
  3. The Double Diamond Design Thinking model
  4. The role of artificial intelligence in design thinking
  5. Design thinking for strategic innovation
  6. Leading innovation with design thinking
  7. The effect of data protection and regulation on data-driven design thinking
  8. The role of data-driven design thinking initiatives in business

Reading list

There is no prescribed text for this subject. Individuals are provided with key readings and access to Kaplan’s online databases. Individuals are encouraged to research and read widely on the topic.

 

Reading list

Assessments

Assessment Type Assessed Weighting
Task 1 Week 4 25%
Task 2 Week 8 25%
Quiz Week 10 10%
Assignment 2 Week 12 40%

Previous study requirements

Assumed knowledge

Kaplan Professional assumes that individuals have completed FIN371 Applied Business Analytics or understand the content covered in ​this subject​, prior to undertaking FIN372 Data-driven Design Thinking.

 

 

Course transition subject equivalence

Students may not be required to complete this subject if they have transitioned from a SIA/Finsia/Kaplan course and have completed the following subjects:

  • there are no equivalences for this subject.

Key dates

Study Period 1

11 Dec 2023 - 29 Mar 2024

❌ Enrolments now closed

Early access opens 11 December 2023

Early access to assessments 21 December 2023

Study period commences 8 January 2024

Enrolments close/census 24 January 2024

Study period ends 29 March 2024

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Study Period 2

5 Feb 2024 - 24 May 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 5 February 2024

Early access to assessments 19 February 2024

Study period commences 4 March 2024

Enrolments close/census 20 March 2024

Study period ends 24 May 2024

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Study Period 3

1 Apr 2024 - 19 Jul 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 1 April 2024

Early access to assessments 15 April 2024

Study period commences 29 April 2024

Enrolments close/census 15 May 2024

Study period ends 19 July 2024

Assessment dates See assessment information

Study Period 4

3 Jun 2024 - 20 Sep 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 3 June 2024

Early access to assessments 17 June 2024

Study period commences 1 July 2024

Enrolments close/census 17 July 2024

Study period ends 20 September 2024

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Study Period 5

29 Jul 2024 - 15 Nov 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 29 July 2024

Early access to assessments 12 August 2024

Study period commences 26 August 2024

Enrolments close/census 11 September 2024

Study period ends 15 November 2024

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Study Period 6

30 Sep 2024 - 17 Jan 2025

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 30 September 2024

Early access to assessments 14 October 2024

Study period commences 28 October 2024

Enrolments close/census 13 November 2024

Study period ends 17 January 2025

Assessment dates See assessment information

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