Theoretical Elaboration of a Topic or a Case


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

2nd semester or similar

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The purpose of this module is to give the student the opportunity to reflect and elaborate on the theoretical and methodological knowledge acquired in the previous modules, possibly applying this knowledge to a specific study area, a business sector or a case.

Learning objectives


Students who complete this module will obtain the following qualifications

  • Must be able to analyse, define and frame a relevant subject for investigation and research within the area of design of product service systems.
  • Must be able to understand and account for relevant theoretical positions and related methodologies pertaining to the chosen subject.


Students who complete this module will obtain the following qualifications

  • Must be able to synthesise the research problem, taking into account the interdependency between type of knowledge wanted, the possible methods of investigation and type of data produced.
  • Must be able to observe, analyse and interpret designers’ behaviour in specific social and technical contexts.


Students who complete this module will obtain the following qualifications

Must be able to plan and carry out research of a chosen subject and have the capacity to describe the chosen problem in a theoretical and methodological framework as well as to draw conclusions on the basis of own analysis of the results (synthesis).

Type of instruction

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



Name of examTheoretical Elaboration of a Topic or a Case
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, video, prototype and discussion of a project) or written (based on 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 titleTeoretisk uddybelse af et emne eller sag
Module codeMSNSSDM3122
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