TJTS5601 Digital Service Design (5 cr)
This course focuses on digital service research, more specifically on innovation and design of digital services. We start by looking at the nature of the field as shown by academic journals, conferences, researchers and institutions. This is then followed by a critical examination and evaluation of contemporary service research on a variety of topics. The idea is to give you a broad understanding of the digital service innovation and design field as a whole.
Goals of the Course
The pedagogical goal of the course is to prepare students for doing research in the area of digital service design. A basic grounding in the concepts underlying research in the discipline is essential if students are to succeed in completing the graduate program.
This course is designed to introduce students to digital service research. Students need to understand the nature of service research as a discipline and current research issues and themes. A number of current research areas will be identified and representative papers examined.
The course will also apply the theoretical concepts in practice in order familiarize the students with the practical problems of digital service innovation and design.
Students prepare and participate classes, work on and deliver a group assignment, work on an individual assignment and take a final exam based on the course material.
Class Preparation & Participation 15%; Group project Deliverable & Presentation 20%; Individual Assignment 15%; Final Exam 50%. Students need to have a passing mark for the group assignment, the individual assignment and the final exam. Students are required to participate weekly online quizzes for the readings material. Students are also required to summarize a topic, which has been covered in class, and deliver a group assignment consisting of a project work that carries through the course. Students need to pass an exam based on the course material. If student cannot participate to the class or join a group for the group project work, he or she may compensate 20% of the total grade by doing an extended additional individual assignment.
After the course students will have good knowledge and understanding of research in the area of digital service innovation, co-creation, development, and design; Students are able to acquire knowledge and read critically relevant research articles in some of the leading academic journals and conference proceedings; Students are able apply to perform conceptual digital service development and design models and methods in practice; Students are able to produce a digital service specification and a project plan for development. Students can verbally present a business plan to a potential venture capital investor.
Description of prerequisites
This course assumes that you have completed your bachelor’s studies and you are currently doing your master’s or doctoral studies.
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