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180144 VU Designing Innovation: Designing knowledge-, innovation and learning processes (2021W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work

Dieser Kurs ist NUR für Studierende offen, die das Erweiterungscurriclum (EC) Knowledge Creation inskribiert haben!
* Vorbesprechung: Do 7.10.2021, 9:00 - 13:00
HS 2i d. Inst. f. Philosophie, NIG, 2. Stock
Weitere allgemeine Informationen zum Erweiterungscurriculum (EC) "Knowledge Creation: Wie neues Wissen und Innovation entstehen" siehe: http://innovation.univie.ac.at/
Aus didaktischen Gründen wird dringend empfohlen, alle 3 LVAs (VO, VU, SE) des ECs während eines Semesters zu studieren. Die Teilnahme nur an der VU (ohne SE UND VO) ist nicht empfehlenswert/sinnvoll und widerspricht der didaktischen Gestaltung dieses ECs. Um das EC absolvieren zu können, ist es notwendig,
(a) dass Sie für das EC zum Vorbesprechungstermin registriert sind und
(b) dass Sie einen Platz für das SE und die VU erhalten.
Für die Anmeldung wird empfohlen, möglichst viele Punkte sowohl auf das SE und auf die VU zu setzen
Bitte melden Sie sich daher über U:SPACE für das SE "Wissensatelier: Wissensprojekte gestalten und umsetzen" und die VU "Designing Innovation" an und vergeben Sie während der Anmeldeperiode möglichst viele Punkte für diese Kurse, damit Sie sich einen Platz im EC sichern (da SE/VU auf 25 TN beschränkt ist).

Weitere Informationen: https://innovation.univie.ac.at/ und http://www.univie.ac.at/knowledge/peschl/


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: German



Termine, Zeiten Orte & information:

Informationen zu allen Terminen und Orten dieses Kurses finden Sie unter: https://innovation.univie.ac.at/
-> https://innovation.univie.ac.at/termine-orte/

COVID-19 Informationen:
Da die Anzahl der Teilnehmer*innen voraussichtlich die erlaubte Anzahl der Personen im jeweiligen Hörsaal übersteigen wird, wird dieser Kurs online stattfinden.
Wenn Sie für diesen Kurs registriert sind (u:find), werden Sie rechtzeitig per Mail über die Unterrichtsmodalitäten (Tools, Links/Adressen, etc.) informiert.
In jedem Fall bleiben die angegebenen Termine (Daten/Zeiten) (siehe link) gleich. Der Ort wird eine digitale Plattform sein.
Bitte beachten Sie den zugehörigen Moodle Course für alle Informationen bezüglich der Umstellung auf Online-Modus für diesen Kurs!


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course is part of the extension curriculum (EC) "Knowledge Creation: How new knowledge and innovation are created" and can only be attended by students who have enrolled in this EC.

The reactive solving of problems or the optimization of knowledge are no longer sufficient in a highly complex ("VUCA") world like the one we live in today. Rather, it is a matter of "thinking from the future" to generate new knowledge and new approaches; "listening and understanding what wants to emerge"; in order to develop approaches and concepts that actively shape and sustainably change this future.
The extension curriculum (EC) "Knowledge Creation: How new knowledge and innovation emerge" and the course "Designing Innovation" deal with the question of the emergence of (radically) new knowledge and the generation and design of innovation. The lecture offers the theoretical contents, while in the VU "Designing Innovation" and the SE "Knowledge Atellier", which belong to the EC, these theoretical concepts are implemented in practical innovation and knowledge projects up to prototypes in a workshop/studio.
Theoretical basics and practical tools are developed, which range from idea generation, structuring of knowledge, precise observation, identification of potential, "learning from the future", "listening to what comes up", prototyping, design, presentation of an innovation and basics of didactics of knowledge transfer and collaborative knowledge generation.
In this EC/VU, state-of-the-art innovation and knowledge generation concepts and technologies (and their theoretical background) are presented and practically applied in concrete settings (e.g. explicitly making implicit assumptions, understanding patterns of perception and thought, theory-U/presencing, different modes of profound and qualitative/ethnographic observation, interviews, deep knowing, exploring potentials, prototyping, etc.). These processes affect both the individual and the collective level.
This EC offers sufficient space for reflection on your projects and students' questions.

For further information see: https://innovation.univie.ac.at/
-> https://innovation.univie.ac.at/termine-orte/

* By registering for this course you agree that the automated plagiarism software Turnitin processes and stores your data and contributions (exams, project work, seminar papers, etc.)

Assessment and permitted materials

See below (Minimum requirements and assessment criteria) for details.

For further information see: https://innovation.univie.ac.at/
-> https://innovation.univie.ac.at/termine-orte/

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

For further information see: https://innovation.univie.ac.at/
-> https://innovation.univie.ac.at/termine-orte/

An innovation/knowledge project has to be designed as part of the VU & SE. This project will be presented in a dedicated unit at the end of the semester. This presentation should include the following points (= evaluation criteria):
- Presentation of the general idea of the project and the question to which this project should provide an answer.
- Presentation of the developed concepts: how/through which concepts will the project idea be realized? What is the scientific knowledge/concept(s) behind it?
- Presentation of the goals: Who will benefit from this project? What is the benefit and who are the users/stakeholders? What are the goals?
- An important part of the presentation is the presentation of the developed prototypes - these illustrate the concepts applied in the project by means of e.g. concrete visualizations, objects, role plays, process representations, etc.
- Limits of the project. What can it not do? What is not covered?
- The presentation follows a "dramaturgical structure" and pedagogical criteria.
- The presentation is not a "pitch"
- The approach/process in developing the project is not part of the presentation

* Evaluation criteria
- The whole process is evaluated at different points during the semester (individually and as a team (KCT)) [Deliverables, documentation of observation & research results, peer feedback, prototype, storyboard, reflection of process & learning journal, etc.]. The total number of points is the basis for calculating the final grade.
- For all detailed information see here: https://innovation.univie.ac.at/termine-orte/

%/Points | Grade
93-100 | sehr gut (1)
81-92 | gut (2)
71-80 | befriedigend (3)
61-70 | genügend (4)
<= 60 | nicht genügend

* For a positive grade:
- you have to reach >= 61 points
- you may be absent from a maximum of 2 units. Please inform the instructors prior to your absence.

* By registering for this course you agree that the automated plagiarism checking software Turnitin will check all written (partial) performances submitted by you (in moodle).

Examination topics

See "Minimum requirements and assessment criteria" for details.

For further information see: https://innovation.univie.ac.at/
-> https://innovation.univie.ac.at/termine-orte/

Reading list

For further information see: https://innovation.univie.ac.at/
-> https://innovation.univie.ac.at/termine-orte/

Chesbrough, H.W., W. Vanhaverbeke, and J. West (2006). Open innovation: Researching a new paradigm. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Dodgson, M. and D. Gann (2010). Innovation. A very short introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Drucker, P.F. (1985). Innovation and entrepreneurship. Practice and principles. London: Heinemann.
Fagerberg, J., D.C. Mowery, and R.R. Nelson (Eds.) (2006). The Oxford handbook of innovation. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Fagerberg, J. and B. Verspagen (2009). Innovation studies. The emerging structure of a new scientific field. Research Policy 38, 218–233.
Krippendorff, K. (2006). The semantic turn. A new foundation for design. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor and Francis CRC Press.
Peschl, M.F. and T. Fundneider (2013). Theory-U and Emergent Innovation. Presencing as a method of bringing forth profoundly new knowledge and realities. In O. Gunnlaugson, C. Baron, and M. Cayer (Eds.), Perspectives on Theory U: Insights from the field, pp. 207–233. Hershey, PA: Business Science Reference/IGI Global.
Peschl, M.F. (2019). Design and innovation as co‐creating and co‐becoming with the future. Design Management Journal 14(1), 4–14.
Peschl, M.F. (2020). Theory U: From potentials and co-becoming to bringing forth emergent innovation and shaping a thriving future. On what it means to "learn from the future as it emerges". In O. Gunnlaugson and W. Brendel (Eds.), Advances in Presencing, pp. 65–112. Vancouver: Trifoss Business Press.
Tidd, J and J. Bessant (2009). Managing innovation. Integrating technological, market and organizational change (fourth ed.). Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.

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