Objective ? The objective of this module is to introduce students to important inventions and innovations to understand their contributions to design. It will deal with technologies that are not covered in other modules. It will enable students to gain a broader knowledge of the impact of technology on design to better anticipate the future direction of design. Major topics will include studies into the nature of products, interaction design, emerging technologies and their impact on society. It will include topics on new product development, technology, materials and market driven innovations.