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 of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleUnders√łgelse 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