The course does not follow a classical classroom lecture format, but will be reflecting a ’real-life’ process of making a smart city project in a particular setting. Therefore the course structure is based on the development process. The course will have the following learning activities.
The student will work in groups.
Excursions and fieldwork:
The students will go on excursion trips to field-site Svebølle (suburb to Kalundborg and part of Kalundborg Municipality), where they will do fieldwork and gather information by talking to relevant stakeholders and citizens.
Concept development: Based on the fieldwork the students will identify relevant issues and develop a concept for a product, service and/or process relevant for stakeholders and citizens in Svebølle.
The students will develop prototypes making it possible to test and further develop the concept.
Test on informants and iteration of concept:
The students will design a test-setup through they will get feedback from the relevant stakeholders and citizens. Based on this feedback they will iterate and further develop their concept.
The students will make a professional pitch presentation, which will be presented for relevant decision-makers in Kalundborg Municipality.
Writing a process report:
Based on each step of the process the groups will write and submit a report describing their work. They will get feedback by the teacher on the written assignments, which will take them further in the process.
Lectures and supervision:
Throughout the course the students will read a set of relevant literature receive lectures supporting the various learning activities. The students will get supervision on their project work throughout the process.
Submission: 20 - 30 pages.