Match Studio’s course-based, industry-linked projects enhance the range of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities for students at UniSA. These projects are co-designed by teaching academics and partners from a wide range of sectors and industries. They provide a focus for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and learning and contextualise students’ disciplinary knowledge by addressing a real-world or industry-linked challenges. This develops work-ready graduates and builds interdisciplinary problem-solving skills and innovation capacity in the next generation of professionals, as well as enhancing the capacity for innovation for our clients and partners.
Match Studio presents a range of one-off and multi-session workshops for UniSA staff and partners from business, government and community organisations. These are aimed at building awareness, skills and capacity for ‘user-centred design’, ‘co-design’ and ‘design thinking’ approaches. Participants then take these learnings away with them, stimulating innovation in their organisations and enhancing the ways they think. The workshops provide a cost-effective engagement with the University’s diverse knowledge resource.
UniSA researchers are encouraged to engage with Match Studio in its role of leading or supporting the development of specialist teams and the delivery of interdisciplinary research projects. This can be in the form of academic research consultancies, support for Higher Degree Research students seeking to apply co-design and design thinking methods within their research, or by introducing an aspect of their research project into either a postgraduate course-based research project or as a problem-based learning topic within an existing undergraduate course.
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