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Module Code: IND403
Module Title: Innovation by Design
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Architecture and Design
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module addresses the means by which society progresses through discovery, adoption, and dissemination of new designs and technologies. Topics include the innovation theories, diffusion of technologies, dominant designs, design-driven innovation, and systematic innovation approaches. The module will use both project-based and case-study approaches to learning. The objectives of this module are to provide students with 1) an overview of the process of innovation, technological development, social and cultural change to enable them to place their postgraduate work in context; 2) integrated processes and tools for innovation that draw upon design, management, cognitive and social psychology, economics, and history; 3) skills to think critically about the applicability, adoption, and adaptation of new design and technologies to create values; and 4) an interactive environment in which conceptual issues in design innovation can be raised and discussed.
Learning outcomes 
A Comprehend key theories and models of innovation processes

B Apply innovation processes and tools to a design, process, or system

C Criticize -Analyze research and model technological change within an industry

D Assess the current status of a product or service and propose scenarios for its future development

Method of teaching and learning 
This module is delivered in a combination of lectures, seminars, and problem class/tutorials. Formally lecture sessions will cover fundamental aspects of discovery, innovation, design, technology, and market dynamics. This module includes problem classes/tutorials as guided discussions using the case-study/project pedagogy.
Integrated tools and processes for design driven innovation

1. History and economics of innovation

2. Diffusion of innovation: emerging technology, industry dynamics, and dominant designs

3. Forecasting future trends in technological, social-cultural, and environmental development

4. The concept of design-driven innovation

5. Exploration of tools, methods and approaches in innovation

6. The role of group creativity: cognitive and social psychology, organizing for innovation

7. Innovation in a global context: Open, and distributed innovation

8. Innovation in China

9. Case studies of innovative products and services

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 20  10  10      110  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Coursework 30.00
2 Projects And Presentations 70.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/2/2020 12:17:02 AM