Course syllabus

Livsmedels- och förpackningsinnovation, projekt
Senior Project in Food and Packaging Innovation

MTTN50, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2015/16
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2015-04-13

General Information

Main field: Food Product and Packaging Development.
Compulsory for: MFIPDES2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English

Aim

The purpose of the course is to enable participants to gain an improved understanding of how food and packaging innovations are created – from the identification of consumer insights, via idea generation, to the evaluation of conceptual prototypes. The course is based on a generic design thinking process, and includes lectures and exercises related to theories on design processes and methods within the topic of food and packaging innovation. Through needs-motivated projects guided by coaches, course participants will spend the major part of the course creating conceptual solution proposals and evaluating these with respect to three overlapping criteria; desirability, feasibility and viability.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Contents

The major part of the course is devoted to project work, which allows participants to work in teams to experience a systematic design process within the theme of food and packaging innovation. Class sessions will include a mix of lectures and practical exercises related to methods, tools and strategies for food and packaging innovation. Guest lecturers from the food and packaging industries provide insight into real cases, and teams are provided with coaches that are active researchers within the field of design and innovation. Peer review and feedforward techniques are used throughout the course to ensure critical reflection on both processes and outcomes.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: The examination consists of one (1) team assignment.

Admission

The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Annika Olsson, annika.olsson@plog.lth.se
Course homepage: http://www.innovationengineering.lth.se/english/