Disruptive Technologies, 6 credits

Disruptive Technologies, 6 hp

TMKA09

Main field of study

Design

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Marie Bengtsson

Director of studies or equivalent

Mikael Axin

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 0 h
Recommended self-study hours: 160 h
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6MDES Design, Master's Programme 3 (Autumn 2019) 1, 2 4, 4 English Linköping C/E

Main field of study

Design

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Master's Programme in Design

Prerequisites

Bachelor’s degree. Successfully passed sustainable strategies and/or Studio 1. For non-program elective students, a related bachelor’s degree or equivalent level, such as business, design or sustainability.  

Intended learning outcomes

On a re-design and engineering level only limited improvement of sustainability performance is possible. More substantial improvement may require totally new technological solutions, with accompanying societal and market transitions. Think of non-conventional energy in mobility, smart-grids, and bio-based economy.  After the completed course the student shall be able to

  • articulate the role of systems and actors in technology-related transitions
  • describe and explain how and why disruptive technologies emerge and how they impact (and are impacted by) incumbent organizations as well as entrepreneurial start-ups.
  • use mapping techniques to perform a system-level analysis of technology trends and their potential influence on design activities with a special emphasis on sustainability.

Course content

Students will analyze historical disruptive technologies and societal/market transitions, and do a case study with the aim of mapping a desired future sustainable transition, with its accompanying future tech. 

Teaching and working methods

The course will be based on lectures and seminars. Students will explore case studies on disruptive technologies, and write their own case on a specific disruptive technology.

Examination

UPG3Written case report3 creditsU, 3, 4, 5
UPG2Technology exploration1.5 creditsU, G
UPG1Reflection on literature1.5 creditsU, G

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Course literature

The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business 

by Clayton M. Christensen. Supplemented with research articles. 

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Mikael Axin

Examiner

Marie Bengtsson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 0 h
Recommended self-study hours: 160 h
Code Name Scope Grading scale
UPG3 Written case report 3 credits U, 3, 4, 5
UPG2 Technology exploration 1.5 credits U, G
UPG1 Reflection on literature 1.5 credits U, G
There is no course literature available for this course in studieinfo.

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery

                            
2.3 System thinking

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork

                            
3.2 Communications

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management

                            
4.4 Designing

                            
4.5 Implementing

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects

                            

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