The course takes place in period

3 (2020-01-01 to 2020-03-22)

Level/category

Professional studies

Teaching language

Swedish

Type of course

Compulsory

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

2

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to:

  • think up new things
  • do new things

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to

  • know innovation processes and is able to apply them to
    production tasks
  • know the effects of internationalism and its possibilities in
    his/her own professional field

Course contents

An intensive course that introduces the concepts of innovation
and
human-centered design to those working towards
experimentation,
artistic innovation and social change. Over the duration of the
three-
week course, you collaborate in design teams to complete
online and
offline coursework. Participants are encouraged to test their
imaginative limits and broaden their horizons through research.
This
is done by testing and enacting different experiments and
analysing
their results. In the end of the course each design team presents
a
prototype to a jury. The aim of the course is that you become a
more
innovative problem solver by building up your prototyping,
experimentation and communication skills.

Each day (over a time period of 10 days) consists of a brief,
presentations,
and team work.

Assesment criteria
We assess the prototypes presented by each innovation team. They
are measured against these criteria.

  1. Social and environmental benefit – how does your design benefit
    society and/or the environment? 
  2. Research and insights – how did you investigate this issue? What
    were your key insights? 
  3. Design thinking – how did your research and insights inform your
    solution? How did you develop, test, iterate and refine your concept?
    Demonstrate the journey you’ve been through to the end result 
  4. Commercial awareness – does your journey make sense from a
    financial point of view? What is the competitive environment your
    solution would sit within? 
  5. Magic – we are looking for a bit of ‘magic’ – a surprising solution
     that delights

Prerequisites and co-requisites

None

Previous course names

Innovations and concepts

Additional information

none

Recommended or required reading

Human Centered Design Kit:
http://www.designkit.org/resources/1 External link
And lots of material online : here:
http://sda.thersa.org/en/challenge/rsa-student-design-awards External link-
2016/phase/rsa-student-design-awards-2016/tra

Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 40 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 65 hours

Workload

  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following
examinations:

Uppgift 1) Benchmark
Uppgift 2) Läs Human-centered Field Guide
Uppgift 3) Sport!
Uppgift 4) Prototyp

Evaluation system

Participation and activity in local studies: 10%

Prototype, prototype and pitch work 70%
Team Evaluation 20%
(The members of the different teams distribute, at the end of the course, 100 p according to how the team itself assesses each others's work effort)

Teacher

  • Kelly Owen
  • Träskman Tomas
  • Öhman Elisabeth
  • Löv Monica

Examiner

Träskman Tomas

Group size

No limit (51 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2019-12-20 to 2020-02-08

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2020-03-02 09:15 - 16:00 A311 Innovations and Concepts Kelly Owen
Träskman Tomas
2020-03-03 09:15 - 16:00 F143 Innovations and Concepts Kelly Owen
Träskman Tomas
2020-03-04 09:15 - 16:00 A311 Innovations and Concepts Kelly Owen
Träskman Tomas
2020-03-05 09:15 - 16:00 A311 Innovations and Concepts Kelly Owen
Träskman Tomas
2020-03-05 11:00 - 12:30 E387 Innovations and Concepts Kelly Owen
2020-03-06 09:15 - 16:00 A311 Innovations and Concepts Kelly Owen
Träskman Tomas
2020-03-09 09:15 - 16:00 A311 Innovations and Concepts Kelly Owen
Träskman Tomas
2020-03-10 09:15 - 16:00 A311 Innovations and Concepts Kelly Owen
Träskman Tomas
2020-03-11 09:15 - 16:00 A311 Innovations and Concepts Kelly Owen
Träskman Tomas
2020-03-12 09:15 - 16:00 A311 Innovations and Concepts Kelly Owen
Träskman Tomas
2020-03-13 09:15 - 16:00 A311 Innovations and Concepts Kelly Owen
Träskman Tomas

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