Distributed Technological Design


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • has obtained insight in selected exemplary technological domains and how they may contribute to realise sustainable design solutions
  • has insight in existing design solutions and challenges within the exemplary domain¬†¬†
  • has gained insight in the technical options and models used within the technical sciences in making solutions operational


  • is able to identify resources in distributed networks of technical, economic and competence capabilities and concepts
  • can analyse existing or new value chains and identify the organisational coordination and collaboration needed to realise changes within these
  • can understand, analyse and make useful contemporary concepts like platforms, architectures, digitalisation as well as radical and distributed innovation and design


  • is able to synthesise knowledge from a diversity of technological domains and discuss the possibilities for developing sustainable designs of distributed products and systems
  • is able to consider conceptualisation strategies for design solutions across objects worlds and point at the challenges for creating temporary stabilised distributed networks
  • is able to formulate requirements for a technology in order to obtain sustainable design solutions to a given problem

Type of instruction

Lectures, exercises, case analysis and dialogue with exemplary technological domains. The course is carried out in collaboration with diverse technological domains.



Name of examDistributed Technological Design
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
The type of exam will be specified further in the semester description.
Permitted aids
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleDistribueret teknologisk design
Module codeTBISDK17105
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