Emneplan forMAPD5000 Technology and Design

Engelsk emnenavn
Technology and Design
Høst: Masterstudium i produktdesign – design for kompleksitet
10 stp.


Innovation for Health does not necessarily proceed linearly from basic scientific research to product development; it is an iterative process of both matching market contemprary needs to technological capabilities and conducting research to fill gaps in knowledge, whether during product conception, product engineering, manufacturing, marketing, or other phases of the innovation process. The course explores how design can be strategically used as a merging above mentioned factors for implementation of the new technologies.


Admission to the Master's program.


After completing the course, the student is expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The student has achieved in-depth knowledge of:

  • using design theory and methods concerning co-design to implement new coming technologies.

  • handling transdisciplinary processes in order to utilize new coming technologies for user experiences, products and services for health

  • analyze market viability of products and services concepts for implemention of new coming technologies


The student is capable of:

  • facilitate and run multidisciplinary design projects within the area of technology and design

  • link various fields of technology to health promoting innovation

  • link theory and methods attained in the master specialization, to health promoting technology and design

General competence

The student can:

  • discuss ethical sides of technology on an advanced level

  • implement technology in new health contexts


  • reading and workshops that handle the relationships between design, innovation, research and technology

  • contemporary technologies

  • discussions concerning ethical situations that emerge by the application of technologies as part of design

  • engagement and user experience facilitated by technology products and services

  • methods that comprise innovation and contemporary technologies for health

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

Combination of lectures, workshops and teamwork. Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) approaches can be used in this course.

Combination of theory and practice (activities related to topic-matter).

The course includes presentations by student groups.

Arbeidskrav og obligatoriske aktiviteter


Vurdering og eksamen

The evaluation is based on two parts, each contributing 50 % of the final grade:

1) Written assignment: As part of the turn in, the students student will turn in text individually or in groups, that discusses ethical views about design and technology for health

2) Group work presentations of self-initiated work based on the curriculum

Both examination 1. And 2. must be passed in the same semester in order to pass the course

Part 1) The exam result can be appealed.

Part 2) The exam result cannot be appealed.

Hjelpemidler ved eksamen

No restrictions.


A grading scale of A (highest) to F (lowest) where A to E is a pass grade and F is a fail grade.


Part 1) One internal examiner.

Part 2) Two internal examiners. External examiners are used regurlarly.