Design Thinking and Electronic Prototyping

The course covers the topics of what is design, the design process, design methods, field studies, sense making, sketching, prototyping, and presenting.
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Schedule:

September 2021 - December 2021

Teaching time:

Daytime

Location:

Online
Espoo

Topic:

Information and communications technology

Form of learning:

On-campus
Online

Provider:

Aalto University Open University

Level:

Intermediate

Credits:

5 By Aalto University (ECTS)

Fee:

€ 75.00

Course description

Learning outcomes

Knowledge
After completing the course, the students are able to identify key differences and similarities between engineering and design work. They can also explain the key phases of design process with appropriate working methods and tools.

Experience
After completing the course, the students will have an experience of completing a complete concept design project in a team. They have experience of conducting context studies, interpreting context study materials, generating concept alternatives, specifying a design conceptm conducting user tests with a prototype, and presenting a design concept. They have also experience of writing reflective learning diary as well as participating in design critique.

Skills
After completing the course, the students are able to conduct a basic concept design project for a simple electronic product in a team. They are able to present a design concept with contextually grounded arguments.

Content

The course covers the topics of what is design, the design process, design methods, field studies, sense making, sketching, prototyping, and presenting. The course activities include project work, lectures, lab exercises, and reflexive learning diary keeping.

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