Business and management studies

Design, Creativity and Innovation

Module code: 925N1
Level 7 (Masters)
15 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Seminar, Lecture
Assessment modes: Coursework

You are introduced to design and creativity as approaches to problems in many different societal contexts, with a focus on open, complex, dynamic and networked problems that had proven to be unsolvable by more conventional means.

Design and creativity are central to the creation of novelty and value for people, and can be harnessed to transform organizations, communities and societies by tackling real world challenges.

We will discuss key theoretical perspectives, principles, tools and practices that lead to the creation of solutions to problems that range from making things to shaping processes, policies, organisations, and even cities and institutions.

You will be taught concepts and methodologies for understanding and incorporating design, creativity and innovation into your everyday practices.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of different bodies of knowledge related to novelty, creativity and design
  • Critically analyse and apply different approaches, tools and techniques related to creativity, design and innovation in a range of organizational contexts
  • Evaluate the economic, societal and ethical aspects of creativity, design and innovation