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M7016T - Creative concept development

Published: 27 September 2018

The aim of the course is to give the students a deeper understanding of creative conceptual development in early stages of technical product development. The student will have insight into methods for identifying user needs and an understanding of how creative methods are used to evaluate and select concepts based on the needs of the student. Students will be able to account for and reflect on the choice of methods and their use as well as their own and group work.

Course objectives
The objective of the course is to give the student the opportunity to develop his / her ability to:

  • See different perspectives on creative concept development
  • Understand methods for need assessment, concept generation and concept evaluation.
  • Understand the factors that influence the creative process
  • Evaluate, reflect on and draw reasoning about processes and methods.

Content
The course is structured through scheduled lectures, group exercises, seminars and presentations aimed at increasing the student's ability to drive a creative conceptual development. The student will experience this by practically implementing different types of exercises and methods, then reflecting on the implementation. In the course, guest lecturers from industry will participate.

More information
Contact person: Examiner Peter Törlind
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