Professional studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to:
- think up new things
- do new useful 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 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.

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Previous course names

Innovations and concepts

Additional information


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-

Study activities

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


  • 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 examinations on itslearning.


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


Träskman Tomas

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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