Innovation for engineers: design thinking and business model generation

Courses in foreign languages at the Faculty

Seweryn Rudnicki

ECTS: 4
Semester: spring

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Innovation for engineers: design thinking and business model generation (print)

Course description:

Today, technological knowledge is only a part of what it takes to develop innovative products. In this course students will learn the basis of two, currently the most popular, methods of developing innovations: business model generation and design thinking. Both of them are widely applied on different levels, from global corporations to small start-ups, helping to turn ideas and technologies into successful products. The course will be organized as workshop sessions with some mini-lectures and considerable individual work. All students will be encouraged to develop their own projects of innovations using these methods.


Literature:


  • IDEO. (bd). Human Centered Design Toolkit. 2nd Edition. http://www.designkit.org/resources/1

  • Institute of Design at Stanford. (bd). Bootcamp Bootleg. http://dschool.stanford.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/METHODCARDS-v3-slim.pdf

  • Osterwalder A., Pigneur Y. (2009). Business Model Generation. Amsterdam: OSF.



Grading system:

Grades will be based on students own projects of innovations (both written version and presentation during classes will be evaluated). Active participation in classes is also obligatory.



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