Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Identify, validate and persuasively communicate the role and value of a design-centric or design-driven approach in enhancing innovation processes and entrepreneurial practices.
Explore different means and methods of strategic insight and foresight, incl., an array of innovation types, areas and approaches.
Evaluate the suitability and applicability of design, design-thinking and effectual action through case-based illumination and project-based application.
Schedule: 20.04.2021 - 27.05.2021
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Peter McGrory
Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Peter McGrory
Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):
CEFR level (applies in this implementation):
Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):
Teaching language: English
Languages of study attainment: English
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
The CoID course is divided into to two inter-connected phases. The first phase involves systematically analyzing an existing startup case, utilizing a range of concepts, theories, frameworks, insights and ideas presented and experimented with during the course.
The second phase involves the creative conceptualization and ideation (i.e, creative synthesis vs. systematic analysis) as to how a design-driven startup can scale and achieve high growth through a systemically integrated platform approach to design, innovation and entrepreneurial practice.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
The grade awarded will be determined on the basis of the quality of a team-based project and presentation, as well as level of preparation for, and active participation in the course.
Participants are expected to prepare for classes by undertaking the assigned, readings, re-viewing video
content etc. the quality of class participation and group interaction will be used as a supplementary input to the grading process.
The workload for the Design Strategy and Entrepreneurship course (270 h) is tentatively configured as follows:
Lectures and in class discussions: 25 hours
Team Workshops and Presentations: 36 ( 6x6) hours
Tutoring Sessions: 18 hours
Individual & Group Assignments: 46 hours
Reading and Reviewing Online Material (for flipped classroom blended learning) 40 hours
Individual or Team-based Project, Case Presentation sand Documentation: 105 hours
Personal reflection time throughout the course accounts for 20% (approx., 54 hours) of the total workload.
Blank, S. (2013). Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything.
Harvard Business Review. (May) p.01-09.
Other course material will be announced in the beginning of the course.
- Teacher: Peter McGrory