Credits: 5

Schedule: 30.10.2017 - 08.12.2017

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

professor Sampsa Hyysalo

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

II

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

 

Strategic co-design readingscourse deepens understanding of strategic aspects of collaborative design in development projects for design, engineering and business students. The Strategic Co-Design Readings course is recommended to be studied in conjuction to Strategic Co-Design course.  The course provides deepened understanding in a) strategic user collaboration; handling external user communities, designs by users and user complements to products and services. b) use of collaborative design and human-centered design for reaching business goals c) Selection of appropriate collaborative design and human-centred design methods; principles for methods selection and criteria for applying them in real world projects d) Knowledge of how to embed collaborative design in development organizations e) Collaboration strategy; how to manage the whole of user partners, user knowledge and user research in organizations.

After the course the student is capable of assessing potentials and pitfalls in involving users in different design projects. The student learns to understand the applicability of various approaches, be critical with the ways users are involved and user data applied. They learn to find information about strategic codesign and apply that in the context of design practice. After the course the students also know the contemporary topics of research in the area of strategic user involvement.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Strategic codesign Readings course (SCDR) course provides an overview of strategic aspects of collaborative design in development projects. This includes:

  • strategic user collaboration; handling user communities, designs by users, user complements to products and services.
  • Use of collaborative and human-centered design to proactively reach business goals
  • Selection of appropriate collaborative design methods; understanding and applying selection criteria in the abstract and in the real world projects
  • Knowledge of how to embed collaborative design in development organizations
  • Collaboration strategy; how to manage user partners, user knowledge and user research in organizations.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Essay assignment on literature

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Strategic co-design readings (SCDR) 5 cu, 135h

–      Independent literature study and essays 135h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Will be announced in the beginning of the course.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=MUO-E3007

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

User Inspired Design course or equal knowledge. Equal knowledge refers either to minimum of 10 ects of prior studies in human centred design, co-design or a corresponding topics, or it can be demonstrated by passing a screening exam. The Strategic Co-Design Readings course is recommended to be studied in conjuction to Strategic Co-Design course.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0 - 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

WebOodi

 

The order of priority for admitting students to courses at Aalto ARTS 1.1.2018 onwards (approved by The Committee of Arts, Design and Architecture on 10.10.2017)

The order of priority is as follows:

  1. students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have scheduled it for the current academic year in their personal study plan (HOPS);
  2. exchange students for whom the course is a part of his/her officially approved learning agreement and scheduled to be taken during the current semester;
  3. students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have not completed it yet;
  4. students, for whom the course is part of his/her major’s or programme’s alternative studies and has been scheduled in the student's PSP (HOPS) for the current academic year
  5. students, for whom the course is part of his/her major’s or programme’s alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet;
  6. students for whom the course is compulsory for their minor;
  7. students, for whom the course is part of his/her minor subject’s alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet;
  8. students who have applied for the course through a student mobility scheme (internal mobility within Aalto University, flexible study right (JOO) studies etc.);
  9. other students.

 

Courses that are intended to be multidisciplinary (e.g. UWAS courses) may apply an order of priority based on the learning outcomes of the course, while bearing in mind the university obligation of enabling students to complete their degrees within the normative duration of study set for the degree. The order of priority does not apply to courses organised by the Centre for General Studies or doctoral courses.

This decision on the order of priority does not influence the right of the teacher to define prerequisites for the course.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Max 55 students. Priority to Collaborative and Industrial Design students, Doctor of ARTS students, USchool minor students, New Direction in Design Business minor students,  and Collaborative and Industrial Design minor students.

 

The course can be included in doctoral studies (L)

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