Please select the curriculum by the start year of studies and competence track.
The course is implemented in co–operation between Turku UAS.and Novia UAS. The responsible teachers are Päivi Katajamäki (TUAS) and Elina Vartama (Novia UAS). The teachers share the responsibility equally during the course.
20% Face-to-face, 80% Distance learning
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Miettinen, S. & Valtonen, A. 2013. Service Design with Theory. Discussions on Change, Value and Methods. Lapland University Press.
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Naranjo-Bock, C. 2012. Creativity-based Research: The Process of Co-Designing with Users.
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Sanders, E. & Stappers, P.J. 2008. Co-creation and the New Landscapes of Design.
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- The course will be carried out as a service development project. The objective of the project is to concentrate on co-design with stakeholders.
- The project can be done for current research and development projects at the universities.
- Working with another commissioner is also possible.
- Also group work is possible.
- contact and distance learning
- group work
- workshops and exercises
- service development project work for a commissioner
- peer feedback
- active participation and interaction in group work
1) The process portfolio, which describes the progress of the whole process from the brief to the end with different research and service design development stages. It consists of text and visualized perception material and other documents necessary for the reader to be able to understand the process.´
Assessment criteria for the process portfolio:
- Depth of theoretical and analytical approach
- Applying of research and service design methods for innovative problem solving
- Engagement of stakeholders in the development process
- Informativeness and visualisation of the process portfolio
2) Analysis of a master’s thesis.
3) Active participation and interaction in the group work.
4) All the required tasks returned in time.
Lecturers´, self and peer evaluation.
01.01.2020 - 31.07.2020
02.12.2019 - 15.01.2020
15 - 45
The course is based on previous service design studies, The basics in service design processes and methods are obligatory.
Master of Business Administration, Leadership and Service Design
The whole course is based on innovation pedagogy. The service design project work is done in collaboration with a commissioner. Peer learning is an essential part of the learning process. The student group is international.
Work load approximately:
- contact sessions: ca 16 h
- distance studies: ca 120 h
Dimensioning of the student work:
Project plan 5h
Research and service design project 82h
Presentations and process portfolio 20h
Peer feedbacks 5h
Pretask 20.1.2020 until returning of the process portfolio 31.3.2020
7.2.2020 at 8.30-12.00
8.2.2020 at 8.30-12.00
6.3.2020 at 8.30-12.00
7.3.2020 at 8.30-12.00
Quantity: the work is not completed and / or,
Quality: the minimum content requirements are not met
Theory and methodology are poorly understood and implemented in real life project
Research, service design, communication and documentation are hardly acceptable
Appear to grasp theory and have made a start in showing its applicability in real life project
Research, service design, communication and documentation are acceptable
Understanding of theory and applicability of methods in real life project, but work could be stronger
Research, service design, communication and documentation are good
Very Good 4
General understanding of theory and methods, very good implementation in real life project
Reliable research, innovative service design and communication and documentation on good level
Very active participation
Mastery of theory and methods, proficiency of implementation of them in real-life project
Outstanding research, innovative service design and excellent communication and documentation
Very active participation
There is no implementations attached to this degree programme.