Design themes

Design elective courses are grouped into four key themes. As a Design student, you can mix and match courses to suit your experience and developing interests.

Design and Local Community Practices

New Zealand people, places, products and narratives

DESIGN 210
Indigeneity and Place

DESIGN 211
New Zealand’s Narratives

DESIGN 212
Data, Design and Rhetoric

DESIGN 213
Special Topic

Design and Global Challenges

Design strategies, speculative solutions and impact analysis

DESIGN 230
Design and Healthy Communities

DESIGN 231
The Future of Work and Play

DESIGN 232
Smart Homes and Cities

DESIGN 233
Design and the Natural Environment

Design and Business

Transforming practices, systems, services and products for business development, human interaction and commercial transaction

DESIGN 220
Design Entrepreneurship

DESIGN 222
Design and Legal Concepts

DESIGN 223
Special Topic

Design and Emerging Technologies

Leading experimental collaborations with sciences, health and engineering teams with emerging technologies and design strategies

DESIGN 240
Designing with Data

DESIGN 241
Designing Mixed Realities

DESIGN 242
Design and Autonomous Technology

DESIGN 243
Design and Assistive Technologies