2021 Knowledge Engineering for Innovation II

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Technology and Innovation Management
Instructor(s)
Kajikawa Yuya 
Course component(s)
Lecture / Exercise    (ZOOM)
Day/Period(Room No.)
Sat7-8()  
Group
-
Course number
TIM.A411
Credits
1
Academic year
2021
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2021/3/19
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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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.

Keywords

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 Axiomatic design Learn axiomatic design method
Class 2 Analogy and case-based reasoning Learn design method based on analogy
Class 3 Innovation and future society Learn backcasting method from future society
Class 4 Meanings and values Learn cause of uncertainty and methodoly to manage it
Class 5 Group presentation (1) Present the results of group work about social decision making
Class 6 Group presentation (2) Present the results of group work about social decision making
Class 7 Power and network Undesrand cause of power

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.

Textbook(s)

Not assigned.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Not assigned.

Assessment criteria and methods

Group presentation (20%). Report (80%)

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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