The System Around the Product


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design, Media Technology, Interaction Design, Art and Technology, IT Communication and New Media or similar

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The objective of this project module is to develop students’ ability to analyse and propose syntheses of products and services with high service/technology content, focusing on the interaction aspects between users and the service, human and technologies, and machine to machine

Learning objectives


Students who complete this module will obtain the following qualifications

  • Must be able to understand time and interaction related issues in specific service cases
  • Must be able to apply appropriate methods and tools to organise sequences of events and interactions in a service.
  • Must be able to Understand technological, material, social and cultural aspects relating to the design of services and interaction.


Students who complete this module will obtain the following qualifications

  • Must be able to analyse the products’ interplay with users and take into consideration and account for the contextual circumstances that necessitate a particularly active behaviour and analysis.
  • Must be able to carry out an analysis of problem areas relating to the design of the interaction between products and their users.
  • Must be able to synthesise technical, time and interaction related, social and cultural aspects into a design proposal.


Students who complete this module will obtain the following qualifications

  • Must be able to design products and services integrating technical and user aspects through proposal-making (synthesis) and assess their integration.
  • Must be able to adequate competences to present the project and the process in a professionally appropriate way by applying relevant media and techniques.

Type of instruction

See general description of the types of instruction described in the introduction to Chapter 3



Name of examThe System around the Product
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 a presentation and discussion of a project) or written (in the form of a project/process report) examination with internal censor. The assessment is performed in accordance with the 7-point scale
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
See semester description
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 titleSystemet omkring produktet
Module codeMSNSSDM1121
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Media Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design