The aim of this unit is to expose students to a range of management issues in the area of new technology design production. The unit opens with coverage of project management principles relevant to new technology development. Established and new industry approaches are critically appraised including; agile software development, product release methodology, and content strategy. Issues of intellectual property management are then reviewed. The unit closes with an investigation of employee management in the context of design, for instance, the difference between a producer, project manager and product owner. In the area of design, often work is completed through teamwork. We discuss the complexities, advantages and disadvantages to this mode.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Research and critique theory exploring management of new media design projects;  
  2. Critically reflect on one's practice and how to 'future proof' a career;  
  3. Adjudicate the expectations of a range of stakeholders;  
  4. Persuade others regarding a design direction or process; and  
  5. Troubleshoot common workplace scenarios involved in leading design teams.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Report Draft collaboration journal (group) 10%
Case Study Design recommendation report (group) 35%
Presentation Design Pitch (group) 40%
Report Final collaboration journal 15%

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