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Kursusnavn (dansk):Co-design and Qualitative Methods 
Kursusnavn (engelsk):Co-design and Qualitative Methods 
Semester:Efterår 2016 
Udbydes under:Bachelor i digitale medier og design (bdmd) 
Omfang i ECTS:15,00 
Min. antal deltagere:12 
Forventet antal deltagere:68 
Maks. antal deltagere:80 
Formelle forudsætninger:This course is part of the third semester of the bachelor's degree in digital media and design. 
Læringsmål:After this course the students should be able to:
• define participatory approaches in their historical and societal context, and their relation to other design approaches
• plan and conduct co-design projects including understanding a specific context, engaging people in this context, and suggest 2-3 product or service concepts grounded in an understanding of the specific context,
• select, motivate, combine, and apply relevant theories and methods for explorative co-design projects,
• reflect on practical and theoretical aspects of explorative co-design processes based on experience from the specific co-design project, and
• communicate relevant aspects of co-design processes in oral and written form including use of physical co-design materials, video and other media. 
Fagligt indhold:In this course the students will be introduced to and trained in a repertoire of qualitative methods for understanding professional and/or everyday contexts and for engaging participants in co-design of products and services. In particular the focus is on how to develop an understanding of a context, including people, their practices and values, and how to transform this understanding into relevant products and services through co-design encounters. 
Læringsaktiviteter:14 ugers undervisning bestående af forelæsninger, øvelser og vejledning

The course starts with a 2-week ‘rapid co-design’ project in 'safe' environments to introduce fundamental perspectives, methods and tools. This is followed by a 9-week co-design project in real-life context, divided into three similar phases, each with a co-design encounter in the live setting. Each phase starts with introduction to theory, methods and tools, followed by rehearsing and preparation of the co-design encounter, under supervision from teachers and TA's. The co-design encounter is then carried out with external participants, followed by reflection on and documentation of the encounter. The phase ends with presenting the co-design encounter, with video-documentation and reflections in class. After the third phase, an exhibition of proposed product or service concepts is arranged by the students for class and external participants. 

Obligatoriske aktivititer:Attendance at the three class presentations.

Be aware: The student will receive the grade NA (not approved) at the ordinary exam, if the mandatory activities are not approved and the student will use an exam attempt. 
Eksamensform og -beskrivelse:D2G Aflevering med mundtlig eksamen der supplerer projekt. Delt ansvar for projekt., (7-scale, external exam)

Group report (15 – 20 pages) documenting the main co-design project. The group has a shared responsibility for the content of the report. Harvard system is used for referencing.

Group presentation of the co-design project.
During the group examination: individual presentations reflecting on the theoretical and practical aspects of applied co-design methods. Group discussions of relevant issues.

The duration of the oral exam is 20 minutes pr. student including evaluation and feedback.  

Litteratur udover forskningsartikler:Robertson, T. and J. Simonsen (2012). Routledge International Handbook of Participatory Design. Routledge