Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. Compulsory for: ID3. Course coordinator: Associate professor Christer Kedström,, Företagsekonomiska inst. Assessment: Lectures are the basic element of the course, with lots of discussions and two specific group assignments. Examination is based on the two group assignments and an individual test in the end of the course.

The objective of the course is to develop an understanding into the need of integration of design as an element in the strategies of the company. How can and shall design aspects be integrated into administrative, tactical and strategic decision-making. The complex role of design and designers in designing the competitive mix of products, environment, graphics and the corporate identity is studied.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

have demonstrated knowledge of the conditions and consequences of design in the management context through

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Management issues are studied from different perspectives with the support of guests, case studies, discussions and the course literature. Design management is understood as the management of resources related to the product design etc, process. The emphasis is on aspects relating to product development and the strategic aspects as development of design policies.

M Bruce and J Bessant Design in Business. Financial Times, Prentice Hall
Compendium of readings, ed. Christer Kedström