Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for
participation in the module
1st semester or similar
Content, progress and pedagogy of the
The objective of this model is to introduce a higher level of
complexity in the design of services that allows for the definition
of modular systems and service platforms in both IT-based and
physical services. In this model students will develop an
understanding of all the technical and non-technical elements that
are needed to provide successful services and operate a service
- Understand the key technologies behind social
networking, search engines, organisation of content and
- Analyse, explain and discuss methods for
"enrichment" of services: involvement of users, identity
management, personalization, use of context, etc.
- Analyse drivers and barriers for introduction
of new ICT services from a technology, user and market
- Understand the concepts of ”service
- Understand the concept of modularisation of
products and services.
- Understand and explain the potential benefits
- Understand the concept of product and supply
- Understand the paradoxes related to
modularisation and innovation.
- Apply techniques and tools to control key
technologies behind social networking, search engines, organisation
of content and user-generated tagging.
- Classify services and outline the requirements that a given
service imposes on networks and terminals
- Understand and apply
user-centric service development and stakeholder analysis in
setting up the requirements specification for a service.
- Be able to analyse and evaluate various
dimensions of modular products and services.
- Be able to position modular products and services in a specific
business context (analysis).
- Be able to apply different concepts and
theories to specific cases.
- Analyse and design
(synthesis) a realistic ICT or physical service
(on a conceptual level) to address an identified user need and
discuss the service architecture needed to realise the proposed
- Demonstrate understanding through application
in exercises and cases of:
- Various types of products and services.
- Various organizations characterized by differences in maturity
Various types of supply chain relations.
Type of instruction
See general description of the types of instruction described in
the introduction to Chapter 3.
|Name of exam||Distributed Systems|
|Type of exam|
Written or oral exam
In accordance with the current Framework Provisions and directions
on examination from the Study Board for Media Technology:
Individual oral (based on presentation and discussion) or written
(based on a report) examination with internal censor. Assessment:
With certain aids, see list below
See semester description
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria for evaluation are provided in the Framework