Design, Creativity and Innovation
Study plans 2016-2017 - IMT4182 - 10 ECTS

On the basis of

IMT1431 "Designmetoder" or equivalent course.

Expected learning outcomes

After the course the student should be able to:

    •     analyze and discuss the knowledge contribution from a design process (design as research)
    •     analyze and evaluate different designs according to their creative and innovative contribution
    •     account for theories about design thinking

    •     design innovative products or services using a structured, iterative process
    •     apply methods for creating and developing ideas and prototypes in practical design processes

General competence
    •     participate as a productive member in group projects


  • Idea creation/Brainstorming
  • Iterative design
  • Design as research
  • Innovation

Teaching Methods

Mandatory assignments

Teaching Methods (additional text)

The course will normally be taught through a series of intensive seminars. Each seminar will normally consist of 4 seminardays. A total of 3 seminars.

Form(s) of Assessment


Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Group project (60%)
Individual report (40%)
Both parts must be passed separately.

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

External examiner.

Re-sit examination

Next time the course is run.

Coursework Requirements

  • Compulsory participation in 75% of the seminar days
  • 2 compulsory assignments must be approved in order to be allowed to hand in the final project

Teaching Materials


  • Arola, Kristin L.; Jennifer Sheppard and Cheryl E. Ball (2014) Writer/Designer: A Guide to Making Multimodal Projects, London, UK: Macmillan. (150 pages)
  • Carlson, Curtis R. and Wilmot, William W. () Innovation: The Five Disciplines for Creating What Customers Want. New York, NY: Crown. (288 pages)
  • Gray, Dave; Sunni Brown; and James Macanufo (2010) Gamestorming. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly. Chapters 1-4 (76 pages)


Chapters from books (available in Fronter):

  • Krippendorff, Klaus (2006) The Semantic turn. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. Ch. 2 (36 pages)
  • Schön, Donald A. (1983): The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action. London, UK: Ashgate. Ch. 3. (29 pages).