Market Creation


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • can combine knowledge about sustainable innovation and design of ‘things and objects’ with knowledge about the market where things may be sold and consumed
  • has knowledge of how markets can be constructed to incorporate ‘more sustainable things and practices’ and be part of solving the environmental challenges
  • can explain fundamental concepts of neo-classical economics, the role of externalities and the associated view of markets as natural and pre-existing
  • can explain fundamental concepts of from economic sociology on markets as constructions comprising market specific instituted arrangements that constitute legitimate goods, economic actors, and those involved in making or challenging market arrangements  


  • can assess the competitive situation of a product, a service or a system
  • can describe the life of a product, service or system on the market and map out the processes it becomes part of
  • can discuss how product, service and system design plays into the enactment of markets
  • can assess how goods are valuated with prices and list of other qualities
  • can discuss how consumers become able to calculate, compare and make judgments about goods
  • can discuss and work out strategies for how different actors can shape rules, standards and regulations that become part of framing market arrangements for products


  • can independently take part in discussions and reflections on how markets arrangements can facilitate more sustainable goods and market practices

Type of instruction

Reading and analysing texts, lectures, case-work, field study as well as group discussions



Name of examMarket Creation
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 titleMarkedsskabelse
Module codeTBISDK17103
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