Exploring design and innovation possibilities


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Bachelor in Sustainable design or similar qualifications.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

A student who has been through the module:

Learning objectives


  • has knowledge of the complexities and interrelations between product/service/system development and business development when bringing solutions to market
  • has knowledge and understanding of theories of innovation
  • has an understanding of the elements of a business plan
  • has knowledge of the theories and methods of project management and is able to use them during a design project


  • can formulate a purpose for a development project
  • can synthesise ideas, concepts and detailed design
  • can deliver and communicate a thorough design solution
  • has the ability to select an appropriate business strategy for a design solution, describe it in a business plan and evaluate the solutions business potential
  • is able to create an implementation plan for a design solution with relation to the business related aspects of the implementation
  • can professionally pitch a business idea based on a design solution


  • can give a reflected criticism of others design work and results
  • can collaborate professionally with other stakeholders in design processes and define own role in the work
  • ability to use and implement innovation theory as an integrated part of developing ideas and designing solutions

Type of instruction

Project assignment, carried out in groups of 2 to 5 students within a theme relevant to one of the master themes. The project should be planned in cooperation with a company or an institution.



Name of examExploring design and innovation possibilities
Type of exam
Written and oral exam
Permitted aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria for evaluation are provided in the Framework Provisions

Facts about the module

Danish titleUndersøgelse af design og innovationsmuligheder
Module codeTBISDK13101
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudyboard for Techno-Anthropology and Sustainable Design
DepartmentDepartment of Planning
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design