Technology Innovation Driven by Design


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to knowledge, skills and competencies obtained during 1st semester in MSc ID.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim of this project is to enable students to engage in a technology-based requirement for innovation with a design driven perspective on value creation. With an outset in a business need for innovation based on technology, either development, assimilation or application of new technology, the learning focus is to create and maintain a value focused and meaning making design-based approach.

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to account for, evaluate and reflect on concrete case-based knowledge of problems and possibilities for transforming poorly-defined technology opportunities into strategies, concepts and specified product proposals
  • Must be able to account for the main critical issues in the design proposal related to the business case, environmental value, technology application, product design and construction, production capability and the appropriate course of action to amend these


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to identify, research and specify design opportunities and tasks in relation to a concrete technology, including cultural, demographic, market and environmental themes
  • Must be able to identify, design in detail and evaluate most relevant production aspect or component construction in order to most effectively support the value proposition of a business
  • Must be able to in a team plan, organise and carry out a rapid design process and integrated product development while maintaining a high degree of awareness on linking the technology to identified user needs, key characteristics for proposed products and business model


Students who complete the module:

  • Must show ability to combine a diversity of analytical and creative tools and methods in an integrated process leading from the identification of opportunities and needs to design and specify a product family or product/service that leverage technology in a meaningful way
  • Must be able to clearly describe and communicate a solution that is based on an advanced integration of business, design and engineering

Type of instruction

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


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • An approved PBL competency profile is a prerequisite for participation in the project exam


Name of examTechnology Innovation Driven by Design
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Permitted aids
Without aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleTeknologisk innovation drevet gennem design
Module codeAODIM2P203
Module typeProject
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