MF2085 Innovation- and Product Development Processes 6.0 credits

Innovations- och produktutvecklingsprocesser

The aim of this course is to introduce and give an increased understanding of process models and systematic work methods that are employed in innovation and product development. The course also aims to provide a deeper insight into how these models and work methods are used in critical situations within innovation and product development. For example, this could concern an organisation that wants to improve its own efficiency, innovation capacity, innovation management or better manage the transistion of developing physical products to developing product and service systems.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • different theories and frameworks for innovation and product development processes, such as NPD stage gate, agile development, design thinking, Lean start-up, circular economy
  • systematic methods that are used in different phases of innovation and product development processes, e g user involvement, creativity methods, analysis of product and service value, launch and sales of innovation
  • principles and tools for the analysis of innovation and product development processes
  • Integration mechanisms in innovation and product development processes, e g roles and functions, group dynamics, visualisation and management by objectives
  • Project work with a focus on evaluation and design of innovation and product development processes in an organisation

Intended learning outcomes *

After passing the course, the students should be able to:

  • describe how theory related to innovation and product development processes have been developed over time
  • explain and compare what characterises different innovation and product development processes and how individuals and groups are influenced
  • use systematic methods that are used in different phases of the innovation and product development process
  • analyse advantages and disadvantages when it comes to use of different systematic methods in a number of critical situations in innovation and product development processes
  • analyse and design innovation and product development processes
  • evaluate innovation and product development processes in order to analyse the effects of different designs of innovation and product development processes
  • analyse critical integration mechanisms in innovation and product development processes and their usability for different purposes

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or the equivalent.

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, 0.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN2 - Written exam, 3.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

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Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Sofia Ritzén

Further information

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ITM/Machine Design

Main field of study *

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

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Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

The course is available for exchange students with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or corresponding.