On this supplementary level course, you will use design-based methods to work with societal challenges in interdisciplinary teams. The assignments are provided by players in the public or private sectors, allowing you to apply discipline-specific knowledge in an interdisciplinary creative design process. You will learn how to define and delimit a societal design problem using interdisciplinary perspectives, as well as how to develop and test ideas and prototypes for innovations (products, services or processes) on the basis of a given problem. This innovation work will be visualised through sketches, models, and prototypes. This process, and the results of the innovation project will be communicated to collaborative parties in the private and public sectors, selected target audiences and interest groups. Throughout the course, you are encouraged to reflect upon collaboration and communication within interdisciplinary teams and design thinking as a concept.
The course is built up around workshops, group discussions, and joint presentations of project work, and is assessed through your participation in the workshops, group presentations, your oral and written presentation and the delivery of the innovation group project. It also includes a written individual reflection on the project.