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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
NORDIG8 Innovations for the Emerging City, Openlab Multidisciplinary Project Course 15 ECTS
Organised by
Nordic MP in Innovative Governance and Public Management
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Management
Curricula 2015 – 2017

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Identify, analyse and present context and target group
- Relate scientific perspectives to different practices
- Develop, plan and evaluate new innovation ideas
- Apply interactive and creative work and design methodology
- Visualise and shape innovation projects through sketches, models and prototypes
- Identify and analyse complex phenomena and present new innovation ideas that can be developed and
implemented to be of lasting use and value for a specific target group
- Design an organisation for multidisciplinary project co-operation
- Handle problems that are incompletely specified by making reasonable assumptions
- Be able to communicate orally and in writing:
Different aspects of cooperation and innovation, reflections on your own behaviour in work groups and relate it to the work group's dynamics

Concepts, progression and final results of an innovation work to non-specialists from outside the subject area

Applied work process and implemented results to the project provider and other external interested parties


The course aims to give the student the opportunity to design innovative and user adapted proposals vis-à-vis an
external client. The student should be given the opportunity to develop and evaluate new concepts of
innovations that can be implemented to create lasting use and value for a specific target group. In projects, the
students learn to identify, organise, design and evaluate innovation work. Through knowledge and practices
from different knowledge fields and scientific perspectives, the students learn about idea and business
development, user involvement, cooperation and operational planning. The students are also given tools to apply
interactive and creative work and design methodology to be able to handle incompletely specified problems and
even so make reasonable and independent assumptions.

Subject areas: development of ideas, the user involvement, integration, cooperation, communication, design
methodology, project methodology

Teaching methods

A) Lectures, B) Development project, C) Reflection, orally and in written form

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Project / practical work 
In English
Participation in course work 
In English
In English

PRO1 - Project Work, 15.0, grade scale: P, F
- Participation at lectures and seminars within chosen development project
- Written and oral presentation of innovation project
- Individual written reflection



Study materials

Will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Management