Credits: 10

Schedule: 28.10.2019 - 04.12.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

professor Andrés Lucero

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

II, 2018 – 2020.

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The learning objectives are to be able to apply independently design strategies in a self-assigned pilot project on a specific topic of design. Students are encouraged to work in a proactive and entrepreneurial spirit throughout the project. The collaborative and iterative working processes among the students are emphasized. The basic understanding of the principles in creative change leadership is the outcome of the course work.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course is organized around a self-assigned design project that serves as a learning platform to apply the skills and knowledge acquired in the Design Strategy and Leadership course. The focus of the project is to independently develop and communicate a design strategy, brief, concept and demo (video) to the chosen design topic and/or problem. Depending on the scope of the project, it is carried out individually, or in the case of a complex topic, in smaller groups of students.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students must attend at least 80% of the face-to-face sessions (lectures, seminars, workshops and presentations) and display active participation. They must also have completed all assignments and the online entries for the pre-readings.

The final grade for the course is based on the grade for the assignment (30%) and combined grade for the material production and final report (70%).

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course is designed as a project course to complement other courses in design strategy competence area.

The course consists of 270 working hours:

Lectures and seminars, 30 hours

Workshops and presentations, 40 hours

Assignment, 20 hours

Material/Video production and final report, 140 hours

Personal reflection: 40h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

To be defined at the beginning of the course

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0 - 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 




Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Max 30 students, priority to Collaborative and Industrial Design students, Fashon, Clothing and Textile Design students and IDBM students, who have this course accepted in their personal study plan (HOPS).


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