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Course module: 202100127
202100127
S1 Project: A Design Challenge
Course info
Course module202100127
Credits (ECTS)9
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact personM. Gonzalez Woge
E-mailm.gonzalezwoge@utwente.nl
Lecturer(s)
Contactperson for the course
M. Gonzalez Woge
Lecturer
M. Gonzalez Woge
Lecturer
dr.ir. D.P. Saakes
Lecturer
K. Sivakumar
Academic year2021
Starting block
1A
Application procedure-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Aims
  1. Analysis and Critical Thinking: Identify a socio-technical challenge and justify its relevance based on a thorough context research.
  2. Research and Information Skills: Gather and integrate information from different sources and academics, on the same topic, in order to communicate about the subject knowledgeably.
  3. Design: Explore and Reflect on a solution to a complex socio-technical challenge by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable challenges that can be solved through iterative design and engineering.
  4. Communication: Create informative/explanatory resources to communicate a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of content. Use relevant facts to support main ideas or themes; and organize them appropriately according to task, purpose, and audience.
  5. Teamwork and Self-Reflection: Work in open-ended projects by overcoming ambiguity and uncertainty with effective team and time management.

 
Content
Objective

To acquire the basic skills to set-up and manage a design project for a relevant challenge by considering the interdependence of human, social, environmental, and technological factors.


Content
 
Throughout a systematic and iterative approach, you will learn to analyse, ideate, design, prototype, and evaluate a solution for a socio-technical challenge.

In order to achieve this, you will develop new skills and bring together different areas of knowledge, such as information and research methods, Design Thinking, Design Ethics, design prototyping, design visualisation and design sketching, and Responsible Research and Innovation.


Goals
  1. Identify a socio-technical challenge and conduct a Context Study to justify its relevance based on a thorough process of interdisciplinary research.
  2. Practice your skills in research and information, critical thinking, design sketching, communication, and teamwork.
  3. Develop a design concept informed by Design Ethics and Design Thinking Approach and highlight the social, technological, and environmental dimensions that were considered in the process of ideation.
  4. Present adaptations of your design concept to different audiences (peers, tutors, teachers, panel of experts) using different media (storytelling, concept board, written report, pitch, presentation).
  5. Deliver a final design and a comprehensive set of portfolios that account for your learning process and progress.
The project’s process will be a blended learning experience of interdisciplinary lectures, activities, and workshops.

External students who are interested in this elective: please contact electives-uct@utwente.nl
 
Required materials
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Recommended materials
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Instructional modes
Assessment
Presence dutyYes

Assignment
Presence dutyYes

Design
Presence dutyYes

Lecture
Presence dutyYes

Practical
Presence dutyYes

Presentation(s)
Presence dutyYes

Project supervised
Presence dutyYes

Q&A
Presence dutyYes

Self study with assistance
Presence dutyYes

Self study without assistance
Presence dutyYes

Tutorial
Presence dutyYes

Workgroup
Presence dutyYes

Workshop
Presence dutyYes

Tests
test

Remark
Assignment(s) and oral exam
Project exam

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