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NBS8213 : Managing Design and Product Development

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

This module deals with the management of design and product development. It considers some of the practicalities of designing and developing new products, or improving existing products, and the tools and techniques that businesses may choose to use to assist with this process. It aims to develop in students an understanding of the role of design in the innovation process, coupled with a critical appreciation of the notion of best practice in design and product development and the ability to recognise the contextual constraints on the product development process. It provides students with the opportunity to assess the quality of a chosen product design through a process of reflection on personal experience with that product, and deals with the relationship between design and consumer culture. Through a range of lectures, seminar discussion, case studies and practical exercises the module deals with the management of internal product design and development projects and project teams, as well as the management of product development through a network of organisations. It covers the design of services as well as manufactured products.

Outline Of Syllabus

• Product design and consumer culture
• Product styling and design value
• The role of design – how design contributes to performance and competitiveness
• Socially responsible and sustainable design and development
• The product development project:
-process and structure
-the project team and its management
-planning, monitoring and control
-design and development tools and techniques
• Service design and development

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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