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

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Compulsory for: ID5. Course coordinator: Associate professor Christer Kedström,, Företagsekonomiska inst. Assessment: Lectures are the basic element of the course, with lots of discussions and one specific group assignments. Examination is based on the group assignment.

The objective of the course is to develop an understanding into the integration of design in different industries. Understanding the opportunities and treats linked to the future is a key issue. The integration of design perspectives into administrative, tactical and strategic decision-making is focused. The complex role of design and designers in designing the competitive mix of products, environment, graphics and the corporate identity is further 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 within

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. The focus is on the managerial issues and the role of top managements actions and involvement in understanding of the complexities of the future in relation to the corporate brand.

Literature is chosen in co-operation between teacher and students on suggestion from the teacher.