Advanced Integrated Design I: Pre-phase


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim is to familiarise students working professionally with the theories, tools and methods required for the pre-product development phase in which the focus is on “what to design” and “why” in terms of specifying both product, context and use of product and target group. This also includes the business modelling, product market positioning, value proposition, mission and vision for the product and the relation to the client company’s brand and market position.

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to account for and reflect upon methods and models used for analysing the internal and external factors, which constitute a company’s business context, and account for the type of knowledge which derives usable in a product specification
  • Must be able to account for and evaluate a range of market, user and trend-oriented methods and theories for defining the value base and business proposition of a given design concept


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to select and apply methods to analyse a company’s market position, product portfolio, competition as well as core competences and strategic strengths
  • Must be able to select and apply market, user and trend-based methods and processes for identifying potential new markets – on the basis of which a new product concept can be developed
  • Must be able to rapidly conceptualise and roughly sketch a product on the basis of a set of defined values, including the principles which lie behind its aesthetic expression, use and construction


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to independently plan and carry out a pre-phase design process including internal and external business analysis, leading to a strategic market position, and the development of a value proposition towards the end-user/customer and a conceptual/principle design

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed in § 17; Structure and contents of the programme.



Name of examAdvanced Integrated Design I: Pre-phase
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aids
Without 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 titleUdvidet integreret design I: præ-fasen
Module codeAODIM1K201
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


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