Design in Organisations


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • has knowledge about current international research on theories and methods for organising design and innovation processes in organisations
  • has knowledge about current international research on theories and methods for product and service development
  • can recognise and use tools, methods and situations related to product and service development, and critically reflect on their value


  • can understand and analyse ways of organising knowledge work in product and service Ā development
  • can understand interaction between design projects and other company functions, e.g. manufacture, technological developments, human resources, etc.
  • is able to understand the role of social systems and political concerns, and analyse drivers and constraints imposed on design and innovation processes in organisations
  • is able to understand the role of knowledge sharing, knowledge management and learning in product development
  • can identify and use boundary objects in the staging of multidisciplinary dialogues
  • can explain the significance in and for the involvement of different types of players in design processes
  • can define research topics and questions, and analyse case studies with literature


  • can independently manage design and development projects in organisations, and navigate the organisationsā€™ social systems and political concerns
  • is able to critically reflect on their role as facilitator of design and innovation processes, and evaluate their performance

Type of instruction

Lectures, exercises and project work



Name of examDesign in Organisations
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
The type of exam will be specified further in the semester description.
Permitted 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 titleDesign i organisationer
Module codeTBISDK17102
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Sustainable Design)
Study BoardStudy Board of Techno-Anthropology and Sustainable Design
DepartmentDepartment of Sustainability and Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design