Designing the Future of Work
What new, disruptive technologies are on the horizon? How will jobs change?What challenges will employers and employees face? How can the design process help businesses and employees to create innovative solutions to overcome such challenges?
About this Course
The workplace of tomorrow is an uncertain place. We live in a rapidly changing world, and design innovations such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and big data are rapidly changing the fundamental nature of how we live and work. As these technologies continue to evolve at an exponential rate - it is becoming critical to understand their impact on contemporary work practices, and for businesses and employees to understand how to design a secure future amidst this disruption.
What new, disruptive technologies are on the horizon? How will jobs change? What challenges will employers and employees face? How can the design process help businesses and employees to create innovative solutions to overcome such challenges?
Here is what we will cover in
The course provides you with a unique, authentic, and industry relevant learning opportunity. You will have access to current theory, industry examples and expert advice from leaders in the field. This course will help you to:
Recognise how the integration of design approaches are shaping technology and business practices, and how these changes bring immense possibility and uncertainty to the future of work
Analyse important skills and attributes that designers, employees, and businesses need to be successful in a speculative, technologically enhanced future
Understand the importance of unique human attributes in increasingly automated workplaces
Evaluate challenging issues related to potential change in processes, people and automation that might impact the future of your own employment or business
Plot your own possible, probable, and preferable trajectories, and synthesise a design strategy to maximise your ability to adapt, grow, and realise opportunities in your own work future.
Our students love us
This course helped me to not only look into the future of work but also made very clear the ways and measures that could help the employer/employee in the future work place.
A very helpful course.
The content is well presented, holistic and engaging. The way one is mapped through the process is intuitive. I found it logical, affirming and inspiring.
I thoroughly enjoyed this course. I thought it would be interesting, but I did not expect to take away quite so many ideas and skills that I have immediately applied to my work practice.
Meet the instructor
Associate Professor Simon McIntyre
Simon is the Associate Dean Education at UNSW Sydney | Art & Design, and a Scientia Education Fellow. He is a multi-award winning educator, passionate about improving the effectiveness, quality and relevance of the student learning experience, and about pedagogically driven use of technology to innovate learning and teaching practices. Simon’s research explores how online pedagogies, open education and resources, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) can evolve education into a globally networked practice.
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