5.1 DESCRIPTION

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Prerequisites: none

1 ECTS (~ 25-30 hrs workload)

Course Description: 

In this course, participants gain an overview of the innovation models, strategies, and methods across sectors and genres. The course includes definitions and introductory materials for open, closed, and circular innovation. The innovation process is simplified in The Double Diamond approach from the UK Design Council. Methods that lead toward systemic sustainability are presented in The Circular Design Guide from the Ellen McArthur organization. A variety of other sources for leading innovation toward systemic sustainability are offered. The course provides a brief introduction to human-centered and nature-inspired innovation approaches that are then each deepened in the following innovation practice courses (5.2 and 5.3).

Course Objectives: 

The main course objectives are

  • to define open, closed, and circular innovation
  • to become familiar with The Double Diamond approach to innovation
  • to become familiar with Circular Design as a framework for innovation toward systemic sustainability
  • to get to know human-centered and nature-based methods for leading innovation

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of the course, participants are able to

  • define open, closed, and circular innovation
  • list the steps of The Double Diamond approach to innovation
  • describe the genre of Circular Design
  • list a variety of methods for innovation
  • define human-centered innovation & contextual research
  • define nature-inspired innovation & systemic sustainability

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