Future Dimensions: Where does innovation come from and how are new ideas generated?

Short Name
Englisch f. Fort.
Module Code
SK5013
Module Coordinator
  • Alexander Dworschak
Teacher
  • Barbara Gronauer
Short Description

The course deals with present and future-oriented aspects relevant to today ?s society and the prospective professional environment of the students. Selected methods about future and innovation research, technology management as well as organizational development are introduced.

Learning Objectives
    The aim is to achieve a competent analysis, decision-making and capacity to handel with current and future challenges in the professional, social and political context. The students
  • are able to orient themselves in future-oriented topics,
  • can apply scientific reflection and methodology to the content of lectures and specialist publications,
  • are able to prepare knowledge and information scientifically and communicate it intelligibly.
Contents

The module contains an interdisciplinary program for the scientific and systemic penetration of present and future problems.

Present and future topics with a special significance for our society as well as with regard to the professional fields of the students are discussed. Selected methods from future research, innovation, technology management and organization development are addressed. The students create and present essays, with selected topics from different sides being illuminated and discussed.

Special emphasis is placed on

  • deeper analysis and interpretation of the respective subject areas,
  • creative ideas and solutions in the context of the subject areas,
  • particular emphasis is placed on argument, style, logic and rhetoric,
  • design of scientific texts that are effective, comprehensible and effective
Duration in Semester
1
Instruction Language
German
Total Effort
3.0 CrP; an estimated 90 hours, of which approximately 30 are spent in class.
Weekly School Hours
2
Method of Instruction
    seminar
Requirements for the awarding of Credit Points

Prerequisite: Regular participation (at least 80%); development of theses and questions on the topics and lectures addressed.

Examination: Scientific essay and presentation on a topic focus

Evaluation Standard
    according to examination regulations (§ 9)
Availability
Yearly
References
  • Information zur klassischen TRIZ (http://www.triz- online.de/)
  • Online-Artikelsammlung zur TRIZ-Methodik (https://triz- journal.com/)
  • TRIZ: Innovative Grundprinzipien für Software (http://strategieinnovation.de/innovative-grundprinzipien- aus-triz-fuer-software/)
  • Design Kit: The Human-Centered Design Toolkit (https://www.ideo.com/post/design-kit)
  • Design Thinking for Educators (https://www.ideo.com/post/design-thinking-for- educators)
  • An Introduction to Design Thinking PROCESS GUIDE (An Introduction to Design Thinking PROCESS GUIDE - d.school)
  • The Field Guide to Human-Centered Design (http://www.designkit.org/resources/1)
  • Brem, Alexander: Innovationsmanagement: Von der Idee zur erfolgreichen Vermarktung,Pöschel
  • Gadd, Karen: TRIZ für Ingenieure. Theorie und Praxis des erfinderischen Problemlösens, Wiley-VCH Verlag,
  • Chechurin, Leonid: Research and Practice on the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ). Linking Creativity, Engineering and Innovation. 2016, Springer International Publishing
  • Jürgen Erbeldinger, Thomas Ramge: Durch die Decke Denken. Design Thinking in der Praxis, München, Redline Verlag
  • Osterwalder, Yves Pigneuy: Business Model Generation. Ein Handbuch für Visionäre, Spielveränderer und Herausforderer; 2010, Frankfurt, Campus und auch alle Folgebücher
  • Dark Horse Innovation: Digital Innovation Playbook. Das unverzichtbare Arbeitsbuch für Gründer, Macher und Manager
  • Alf Rehn: gefährliche Ideen. Von der Macht des ungehemmten Denkens, Frankfurt, Campus
  • Dunja, Lang: Gefangen im Komplexitätsdilemma: Wie Sie mit Zielkonflikten, Bürokratie und Verhaltensparadoxien wirkungsvoll umgehen und Organisationen agil, flexibel und stark machen, 2016
  • Claus Otto Scharmer: Theorie U: von der Zukunft her führen; Presencing als soziale Technik, Auer-System- Verlag Carl
  • Prognos Trendletter: https://www.prognos.com/publikationen/trendletter-r- magazin/
  • MIT Nachrichten: http://news.mit.edu/
  • Nachhaltigkeitsziele: https://www.bmz.de/de/ministerium/ziele/2030_agenda/1 7_ziele/index.html
  • cradle to cradle Prinzipien: https://www.epea.com/de/cradle-2-cradle/
  • Zukunftsinstitut: https://www.zukunftsinstitut.de/artikel/trendforschung/
  • Havard Business Manager: http://www.harvardbusinessmanager.de/thema/trendforsc hung/
Prerequisites
    Interest in future oriented questions and their scientific penetration