2019 Knowledge Engineering for Innovation II

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Graduate major in Technology and Innovation Management
Kajikawa Yuya 
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Course description and aims

We need comprehension of essential in things and event, design of needed matters, and persuasive communication to the others for innovation, in addition to observation and analysis. This lecture offers methodology and exercise for design and communication to understand those.
In this course, students systematically learn meta-knowledge and framework which does not depend on any specific disciplines by thinking essence of thinking in design and communication. They are also trained to acquire pragmatic skills with exercise on cases in innovation and technology management.

Student learning outcomes

By this course, students will understand:
1) Difference between analysis and design and design methodology
2) Root causes of uncertainty and methodology to manage it
3) What meanings, value, and social justice are.
4) What objective fact and cause of power on individuals and organizations are.


Design, Analogy, Uncertainty, Meanings, Values, Justice, Power, Network, Narattive, Structuring of action

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

At the beginning of each class, we have group presentation or explanation of reports in the last class. During the class, concepts, theory, methodology are illustrated. By the end of each class, problem and task for the next class are presented.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Analysis and design, logic, data, and narrative Learn the difference between analysis and design and the relathionship among logic, data, and narrative
Class 2 Axiomatic design Learn axiomatic design method
Class 3 Case-based reasoning and analogy Learn design methodo based on analogy
Class 4 Management of uncertainty Learn cause of uncertainty and methodoly to manage it
Class 5 Meanings and values Learn where meanings come from, value and social justice
Class 6 Subejctive and objective facts Understand difference between subejctive and objective facts
Class 7 Power and network Undesrand cause of power
Class 8 Discussion Systematically comprehend design and communication methodology


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Reference books, course materials, etc.

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Assessment criteria and methods

Group presentation (40%). Report (60%)

Related courses

  • TIM.B401 : Introduction to Technology and Innovation Management

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students must have successfully completed Knowledge Engineering for Innovation I or have equivalent knowledge.

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