TPD4156 - Design 7 - Service Design


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 100/100

Course content

The course addresses how design skills in service design can be used for community-related questions and what methods and tools the designers have to contribute to positive change. Engagement and awareness for social challenges and opportunities play key roles in this course.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: After completing the course the student should be able to describe what the design of services entails. The student should be able to apply methods that are central to service design. The student should be able to visualize and participate actively in a service design process. The student will understand her/his position and role in the development of new services and products that benefit the end user, an organization or company and society as a whole.

Skills: After completing the course, the student will have training in application of different methods of service development. The student should be able to address a problem, plan a design process, document, interpret and analyze data from field work, include relevant actors and meet their wishes and needs in the design process, and develop solutions for an improved or new service. The student will learn to develop critical thinking about the designer’s role in today's society as well as learn how a concept can help create a good life in diverse societies.

General competence: After completing the course, the student will have increased understanding and ability to create new and value-added services and related products that benefit partners and society.

Learning methods and activities

The course language is English. Activities consist of exercises and project group work. The project groups will be supported by tutoring, lectures and guest lectures.

Further on evaluation

For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Industrial Design (MSDESIG)
Industrial Design Engineering (MTDESIG)
Interaction Design (MIXD)

Required previous knowledge

TPD4144 Design 6 - Industrial Project.

Course materials

To be announced at course start.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 8
No.of specialization hours: 2

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik , Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Product Design Engineering - Design Methodology
  • Design Methodology
  • Interaction Design
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Design



Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD work 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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