Projet collectif trans-écoles – MANAGING THE UNKNOWN DESIGN THEORY AND METHODS FOR INNOVATION

PSL Université Paris
LEVEL
Master
PhD
TYPE
Course
MODES
-
LANGUAGE
-
ECTS
3
PERIOD
27/11/2023 to 01/12/2023

Course Description

This 30-hour face-to-face course, held during PSL Week in November 2021, is an in-depth introduction to design theory. The theory of design (C-K theory) unifies theories of creativity and theories of knowledge and allows the development of methods and organizations adapted to the collective and constructive exploration of the unknown. These approaches are essential today for those who wish to train in the management of innovation, scientific entrepreneurship, and the management of contemporary transitions.

The course alternates between theoretical lessons in the morning and practical workshops in the afternoon. Practicing designers will also be invited to speak about their experience of design in various areas (business, science, art).

The course begins with a presentation of the challenges posed by reasoning in the unknown and design theory. From this theoretical basis, we will discuss changes in the organization of design, particularly in companies (history of R&D, recent development of “innovation” functions, etc.). We will deepen the question of expertise and knowledge structures adapted to generativity (in engineering, science, design). We will then deal with cognitive aspects (fixations, defixations) and the resulting leadership issues. We will then study the questions of evaluation and economic management and the forms of risk management in the unknown. Finally, we will address the issues of governance and management at the level of innovation ecosystems (“entreprise a? mission, architects and colleges of the unknown).

Subject area

Mathematics

Time format

one-week

Educational-info

Prerequisites

No prerequisit – except curiosity for creation and exploration in the unknown

Duration

30h

ECTS

3

Validation mode

Written Examination

Maximum number of students

15

Organizer

Partner

PSL Université Paris

Faculty

Mines Paris PSL

Department

Engineering cycle or Master program or other

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