- IPDI fall/2014 -

This course is a general course, which will give an overview of the innovative product development process. Through this course, students could obtain the knowledge of the first stage of Product Design and Product Development Project, namely Conceptual Product Design, as well as cross-cultural communication skills.

Product development THEORY lectures (on Wednesdays 15:30-17:00):

Sept. 17. Introduction

Sept. 24. Innovation Process Models

Oct. 15. Idea Concept Generation

Oct. 22.  Concept Evaluation Development

Oct. 29. Prototyping & Testing

Nov. 5.  Internal & External Communication

Nov. 12.  System Level & Detail Design + Manufacturing

Nov. 19.  Market Research & Benchmarking

Nov. 26.  Customer & User Needs Assessment (2013)

Dec. 3.  Review (2013)

Dec. 10. (Exam… If necessary)

Course book: Ulrich & Eppinger: Product Design and Development (5th edition)

Completion & Evaluation: Weekly assignments OR Final exam

Last semester course webpage: /lectures/