Design Project 2
These days digital technologies are everywhere. Designers need to understand them in order be leaders in creating innovative solutions. This course is about agile design and innovation approaches in the context of digital product service systems. It’s about looking to the future and creating impact and value in a responsible way. Let’s get digital.
Agile innovation is key in the fast-paced world of digital products and service systems. If it takes too long, you are doing it wrong. This project-oriented course prepares designers to engage with digital technologies using lean innovation methods.
As a starting point, take an existing product service system like a smart device. Use research methods to explore user needs and find new ways of using this technology. Formulate an idea that has the potential to create impact and value for stakeholders. Practice visualisation, envisioning the future context of this product service system.
Experiment with the new concept by first creating and then validating assumptions about desirability, viability and feasibility. Develop a digital prototype and evaluate it with end users. Then assess the impact it will have on society in order to propose a sustainable business model.
Ultimately, put into practice the knowledge gained in other theoretical courses to produce innovative digital solutions.
Course Coordinator's perspective
“It’s inspiring when students develop a solution that actually hits the market. I hope to see them creating concepts and novel solutions that might be interesting for companies to take further like product service systems that break away from the current trends and actually introduce some sort of change within society.”