70 503 Service Design 1: Methods and Tools

Emnenavn på English: 
Service Design 1
Studiepoeng: 
24
Emnekode: 
70 503
Studienivå: 
Syklus 2
Undervisningssemester: 
2017 Høst
Eksamenssemester: 
2017 Høst
Undervisningsspråk: 
Engelsk
Maksimum antall studenter: 
15
Emneansvarlig
Natalia Lucia Agudelo Alvarez
Forkunnskapskrav

Passed foundation level courses That AHO or relevant and equivalent education (Design related bachelor).

Recommended previous knowledge:

  • User-centered design methodologies
  • Qualitative research and analysis
  • Ideation techniques
  • Prototyping 
  • Concept communication
Om emnet

The course has two main sections, both developed by means of projects. The first project is intended to be an applied introduction to the concepts, methods and resources used for the design of services; the second one is a broad project for a partner (private company or public organization), where the students will work as professional Service Design consultants.

The course's orientation is essentially practical, it builds on the idea that the best way to develop skills is by means of projects and practical experiences, and by exposing the students to different experiences and feedback from multiple observers.

Læringsutbytte

a.  Knowledge:

  • Be able to describe the difference between products and services and what it means to design a service.
  • Understand how to use Service Design methodologies such as AT-ONE and User Centered Design for the development of Service Design projects.
  • Understand how Service Design can Influence a company's strategy and value creation.

b. Skills:

  • Refine the skills of observation, analysis, and creativity that lead to the formulation of relevant and valuable solutions for the user(s) as well as viable and feasible for the service provider.
  • Develop the skills to understand how businesses think, and hunt for business opportunities.
  • Visualize, communicate, and prototype both the current experience (what is) and the suggested new one (what could be).
  • Develop skills to evaluate the proposed solutions and business projects, according to the differential potential in the eyes of the user(s) and service provider.
  • Be able to plan and facilitate workshops for project teams.
  • Take a proactive and professional role in a team in collaboration with project partners.

c. General competence:

  • Gain methodical insight by participating actively in a service design process.
  • Promote professional experience in a real organization, strengthening the ability to work in a team with an emphasis on results.  
Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

The main teaching will be based upon tutoring sessions in the classroom, AT-ONE Innovation workshops, structured presentations, and discussions with the course participants.  

The course also integrates lectures, studio work (groups and individual), and project(s) in collaboration with external partners where the students will form and work as design consultancies.

Pensum

The course has two main sections, both developed by means of projects:

  • First project: An applied introduction to the concepts, methods, and tools used for the design of services.
  • Second project: A broader project for a partner (a private company or public organization), where the students will work as professional Service Design consultants.

Being a practice-driven course, the student’s progression through both projects will be presented by means of:

  • Group and individual mid-term deliverables and presentations 
  • Workshops
  • Evidencing material

Details regarding the calendar, main events, deliverables, and evaluation criteria will be described and detailed in the brief for each project at the beginning of each section.

Obligatorisk arbeidskravPåkrevde arbeidskravOppmøte påkrevdKommentar
Oppmøte til undervisning PåkrevdStudents are expected to attend at least 90% of the main course events described in the detailed calendar for each project, in order to be able to pass the course. The course leader will take attendance 15 minutes after the beginning of each session. She will inform the students if are close to failing the course due to lack of attendance.

Medical absences won't affect the participation, but they need to be presented on time (not further than 8 days after the absence) to the course leader and to the Student Administration.
Obligatoriske arbeidskrav:
Obligatorisk arbeidskrav:Oppmøte til undervisning
Påkrevde arbeidskrav:
Oppmøte påkrevd:Påkrevd
Kommentar:Students are expected to attend at least 90% of the main course events described in the detailed calendar for each project, in order to be able to pass the course. The course leader will take attendance 15 minutes after the beginning of each session. She will inform the students if are close to failing the course due to lack of attendance.

Medical absences won't affect the participation, but they need to be presented on time (not further than 8 days after the absence) to the course leader and to the Student Administration.
VurderingsformGrupperingKarakterskalaKommentar
Vurderingsmappe-Bestått / ikke bestått Being a practice-driven course, the student’s progression through the course will be assessed by means of:
• Evidencing material
• Group and individual mid-term deliverables
• Presentations
• Project reports

The course has 2 modules. Each module will consists of a main project with group and individual deliverables that will receive qualitative assessment to identify strengths and weaknesses. The project will have a final presentation, that will be assessed in pass or fail by an external sensor and the course leader. The details for each project regarding deliverables and evaluation criteria will be described in the brief for each project at the beginning of each module.

The students need to pass both modules to pass the course.

For those students that fail one of two modules, a portfolio assessment of the whole coursework (this comprises all group and individual deliverables presented by the student during the semester, additionally to the final presentation), will be carried out by the course leader and a second Service Design lecturer from the Institute at the end of the semester to finally decide if the student has reached the desired learning outcomes presented in this document.
Vurderinger:
Vurderingsform:Vurderingsmappe
Gruppering:-
Karakterskala:Bestått / ikke bestått
Kommentar: Being a practice-driven course, the student’s progression through the course will be assessed by means of:
• Evidencing material
• Group and individual mid-term deliverables
• Presentations
• Project reports

The course has 2 modules. Each module will consists of a main project with group and individual deliverables that will receive qualitative assessment to identify strengths and weaknesses. The project will have a final presentation, that will be assessed in pass or fail by an external sensor and the course leader. The details for each project regarding deliverables and evaluation criteria will be described in the brief for each project at the beginning of each module.

The students need to pass both modules to pass the course.

For those students that fail one of two modules, a portfolio assessment of the whole coursework (this comprises all group and individual deliverables presented by the student during the semester, additionally to the final presentation), will be carried out by the course leader and a second Service Design lecturer from the Institute at the end of the semester to finally decide if the student has reached the desired learning outcomes presented in this document.
AktivitetKommentar
OppmøteThis is an intensive course and it demands consistent and hard work from the participants. Although the projects are often developed in groups, individual deliverables will be also be required during the projects.



Forventet arbeidsinnsats:
Aktivitet:Oppmøte
Kommentar:This is an intensive course and it demands consistent and hard work from the participants. Although the projects are often developed in groups, individual deliverables will be also be required during the projects.