Facilitating Techno-Anthropological Transformations


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The course expands the techno-anthropological repertoire and makes it more applicable through the teaching of a series of practical tools and methodological concepts that will enable the students to facilitate and contribute to participatory processes of techno-anthropological change. This module is anchored in the Research group of Techno-Anthropology and Participation, Department of Planning.  

Learning objectives


  • explain different techno-anthropological transformations concepts, -methods, and tools. 
  • explain how people participation can affect the design of technology or of products. 
  • Explain models for assessment of tecno-anthropological transformations. 
  • explain concepts for understanding the user-designer relations. 


  • draft a participatory design strategy. 
  • plan and conduct participatory design research activities. 
  • identify appropriate tools, materials and techniques for facilitating and documenting participatory design processes. 
  • produce a mock-up, prototype, scenario, sketch or other kind of material intermediary outcome of a design process. 


  • plan, facilitate and organize participatory design processes. 
  • communicate the results of the design process.  

Type of instruction

Course module. Please refer to §17 of the curriculum about the structure and content of the programme.



Name of examFacilitating Techno-Anthropological Transformations
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Determined in the 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 titleRammesætning af teknoantropologisk transformation
Module codeTBTANK22204
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen, Campus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Techno-Anthropology and Sustainable Design
DepartmentDepartment of Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design