Design innovative products

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUADES601, 'Design innovative products'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Design innovative products' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Define design challenge

1.1. Conceptualise a design innovation and determine potential target market

1.2. Investigate and clarify purpose, medium, technical requirements, costs and timeframes for product

1.3 Confirm that industry standards, intellectual property and other relevant legal requirements are met

1.4 Articulate concept using appropriate representation formats

2. Generate ideas and responses to design challenge

2.1 Undertake research and consultation to inform design solution

2.2 Use range of creative thinking techniques to generate different options and ideas

2.3 Apply relevant principles of functionality, ergonomics, aesthetics and sustainability to development of different options

2.4 Develop and use range of criteria to evaluate different options and ideas

2.5 Select preferred solution against agreed criteria and in consultation with relevant stakeholders

3. Implement and monitor realisation of design

3.1 Develop plan and schedule to achieve realisation of design, including key roles and responsibilities linked to timelines and budget

3.2 Experiment with range of techniques and processes to test and refine design solution

3.3 Organise and allocate resources to achieve realisation of design within required standards, timelines and budget

3.4 Liaise with others involved in design realisation to ensure obligations and quality standards are met within time, budget and technical resources

3.5 Monitor processes and take action to resolve any identified problems

4. Complete design process

4.1 Finalise design outcomes, and present and promote to relevant people

4.2 Seek feedback on finished design and make final adjustments as necessary

4.3 Evaluate completed product and realisation processes to inform future development work