Enkeltfag Engelsk 10 ECTS

Design Methods and Reflective Practice

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The course aims to equip students for real world engineering design problems where one design method is often insufficient to adequately address a problem. The course has been specifically designed to avoid overlap with the Design and Innovation Bachelor program. It adds new skills, tools and methods relevant to Design and Innovation as well as other students interested in this area. These take two main forms: Synthesising and applying multiple design methods in a cohesive process; Understanding, applying and reflecting on design methods.

The application, synthesis, reflection on, and modification of a wide range of design methods prepares the student to not only react effectively to complex changing problems but also to effectively plan, manage and improve the overall process. The course brings together a student’s existing and new design knowledge in order to tackle a real world design challenge.

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  • Apply design methods in design and innovation processes.
  • Translate design theories into reflective practices.
  • Apply both concept stage and detail stage design methods to technical and behavioural problems.
  • Apply both technical and behavioural theories in design methods.
  • Critically reflect on the design process, the design methods used, and their success or otherwise.
  • Use this critical reflection to shape your design identity, and improve your practices, method use, and overall process
  • Communicate the use of, and reflection on, design methods and process via analytical reports.
  • Provide feedback in a multi-disciplinary design team to support critical reflection and improvement.


This course brings together specific design methods as well as the design process through reflective practice
In the beginning of the course a design case will be presented. The students will form groups in which they will address the brief by:
1) Designing a process utilising a range of design methods, adapted to the given case.
2) Execute the design task by applying, reflecting on, and improving design methods, practices, and process.
The students will be evaluated on their ability to reflect on and improve their use of methods and process.
In order to support this, the students are taught a range of reflective practices and approaches to design methods based on both technical and behavioural theory. For example, core topics will include reflective practice, the theory of inventive problem solving, and behavioural design/design for behaviour change. Furthermore, the students are taught how to fit the methods together and critically reflect on and improve both the methods and the overall process.


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Kursus ID 42087
Kursustype Kandidat
Semesterstart Uge 35
Semester slut Uge 48
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