Design in Organisations


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 current international research about tools and methods for product development
  • can recognise tools, methods and situations related to product development and critically reflect on their value


  • can analyse the role of phase models in product development and their usage
  • can analyse drivers and constraints imposed on design and innovation processes in organizations
  • is able to understand the role of social systems and political concerns in the development of products and services
  • is able to Understand the role of knowledge sharing, knowledge management and learning in product development
  • can understand interaction between design projects and other company functions, e g. manufacture, technological developments, human resources, etc.
  • is able to understand design projects within the context of portfolio management.
  • can define research topics and questions and analyse case studies with literature


  • can justify the allocation of resources to development projects in an organizational setting
  • can independently manage design and development projects in organizations and navigate the organisations social systems and political concerns

Type of instruction

Lectures, exercises and project work



Name of examDesign in Organisations
Type of exam
Written 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 titleDesign i organisationer
Module codeTBISDK13102
Module typeCourse
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