The Writing Project – assignments list

The trick is to write early and keep writing as a thinking tool. Below are the writing tasks the student will be required to do over the coure of the year.


  1. Need statement (what is the problem, why is it an interesting problem, what is the design angle to the problem, and how is it different from what others would do): 1500 -2000 words
  2. Ways of immersion – ways of doing research, and why you have chosen to do it this particular way (explain method): 1500 words with PERT chart, process charts
  3. The research document – discuss what you found and what it meant: 5000 words, or 5 essays of 1000 words each. Images and endnote bibliography.


  1. Solution Mapping (ANT description of your area – what is going on, who are the actors) – discuss in 1500 words with network maps
  2. Annotated concept development (Exploration): Discuss each concept in 250 words min. 10 to 15 concepts – 2500 words
  3. Your final solution discussed in words: 1500 words


  1. How are you taking your idea forward – what is your intervention? Describe in words – 1500
  2. What is the result of your intervention – describe in words – 1500


  1. Demonstrate your project – as valid

By Soumitri Varadarajan

Soumitri lives in Melbourne, Australia - #probonodesign #codesign #sustainability #patientexperience #quantifiedself #mdg

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