Managing as Designing - autumn 2017

This course studies the concept of managing as designing and its importance in organizations, especially regarding innovative processes. The study covers technology innovation processes, innovation in corporation/organizations, innovation in research, strategy of using design-oriented principles and practices when developing new businesses and/or business redesign. The aim of the course is to develop a deep understanding of the concept of managing as designing based contemporary research and provide you with experiences of relevance for your professional career at the intersection of design, innovation and management. We will also critically explore how to become a more skilled and successful professional in the area of expertise of our own choice and motivation.

Individual Presentations of the Poster Sessions?Preliminary Schedule

Day

Date Time Activity Room Teacher
Tuesday 31/10 10-12 Course Introduction MC313 FM
Friday

3/11

10-12

Lecture on “The Reflective Practitioner Part (I)”

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Presenting the group project
MC323 FM
Monday 6/11 13-15

Lecture on “The Reflective Practitioner Part (II)”

MA146 FM
Wednesday 8/11 13-15 Lecture on “The Science of Artificial Part (I)” MA146 FM
Monday 13/11 13-16

First iteration of the group project

MC323 FM
Thursday 16/11 10-12

Lecture on “The Science of Artificial Part (II)”

MA156 FM
Tuesday 21/11 13-16

Seminar One: “Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation”

Chapters 1,2 & 3. (p. 1_86) 

MA456 FM
Thursday 23/11 13-16

Seminar Two: “Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation”

Chapters 4,5 & 6 (p.87_149)

MA466 FM
Wednesday 29/11 13-16

Seminar Three: “Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation”

Chapters 7,8,9 &10 (p. 155_242)

MA456 FM

Monday

4/12 13-16

Second iteration of group projects

MA456 FM
Wednesday 6/12 13-16

Seminar Four: “Speculative Everything: Design, fiction, and Social Dreaming”

Chapters 1,2,3 & 4 (p. 1_ 67) 

MA456 FM
Thursday 7/12 9-12 Tutoring Session (Book time via Cambro) F434 FM
Tuesday 12/12 9-12

Seminar Five: “Speculative Everything: Design, fiction, and Social Dreaming”

Chapters 5,6 & 7 (p 69_138)

MA456 FM
Thuersday 14/12 9-12

Seminar Six: “Speculative Everything: Design, fiction, and Social Dreaming”

Chapters 8 & 9 (p 139_189) 

MA456 FM
Wednesday 

10/01

8-15

Showcase Day

Third iteration: Final presentation of the group projects

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Individual Presentations of the Poster Sessions

MIT Place FM
Friday 12/01 17 Submission of final project reports Cambro FM

Course literature

Schön, D. A. (1983). The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action. Basic books

Simon, H. A. (1996). The Sciences of the Artificial, 3rd edition. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.Simon, H. A. (1996). The Sciences of the Artificial, 3rd edition. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Brown, T. (2009). Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. New York, NY: HarperCollins.

Dunne, A., and Raby, F. (2013). Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Teachers

Fatemeh Moradi