Designing Technology

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
LEVEL
Master
TYPE
Course
MODES
-
LANGUAGE
-
ECTS
50
PERIOD
18/10/2021 to 11/02/2021

Course Description

The course covers the process of designing innovative artefacts to extend human as well as organizational capabilities and to solve problems within organizations and industries. For a sound understanding of both social and technological aspects of various innovative technologies, students will primarily follow the design science research method, build artifacts and evaluate them, around a given theme. Understanding the design science paradigm and its application will enable students to develop knowledge on the management and use of information technology for managerial purposes and effectively communicate this knowledge. Students will also be introduced to innovative technologies in the context of artificial intelligence and augmented reality that can link and enable different types of innovative technologies across the boundaries of socio-technical systems. Students will adopt this knowledge in practical work on design problems, which will be related to the usage of robotic process automation.

Field area

Digital
Industry and Space

Educational-info

Prerequisites

The course requires analytical thinking, where students can identify and clearly articulate problems that they would like to solve and the process of solution-finding. While existing technical knowledge from students is welcome, it is not a prerequisite for the course. Students can also contribute by conducting theoretical/empirical research, along with developing IT artefacts. To conclude, the course offers a balance between creativity and scientific thinking, which can be of immense help to students seeking to learn either skill or both.

ECTS

50

Organizer

Partner

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Faculty

Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law

Department

Information systems

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