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2005/2006 Technology, Policy and Management Master Management of Technology
Design of Technological Systems
Module Manager
Name E-mail
Prof.dr.ir. P.M. Herder    P.M.Herder@tudelft.nl
Name E-mail
Prof.dr.ir. G.P.J. Dijkema    G.P.J.Dijkema@tudelft.nl
Prof.dr.ir. M.F.W.H.A. Janssen    M.F.W.H.A.Janssen@tudelft.nl
Ir. M.W. Ludema    M.W.Ludema@tudelft.nl
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Course Contents
This course draws upon the students’ technical backgrounds (“domain”) by providing them means and tools to reflect on design and design methods in their domain. After two generic introductory lectures, the students will deepen their design knowledge in three separate, domain-related groups: Energy & Industry, Information & Communication Technology, Transport & Logistics. During the workshops the students will discuss and deepen the design issues by means of key scientific articles. The lessons learned in the separate workshops will be discussed with all students in the final class.


Wk Form Hours Topic Teacher(s)
1 Plenary lecture 2 General Design Methodology, design schools Paulien Herder
2 Plenary lecture 2 TPM Design: multi-actor systems design, requirements Engineering Paulien Herder
3 Round table 4 Discussion with and about students’ backgrounds Paulien Herrder/Gerard Dijkema, Marcel Ludema, Marijn Janssen
4 Groupwork and presentation 4 Scientific article 1 from the domain Paulien Herder/Gerard Dijkema, Marcel Ludema, Marijn Janssen
5 Groupwork and presentation 4 Scientific article 2 from the domain Paulien Herder/Gerard Dijkema, Marcel Ludema, Marijn Janssen
6 Groupwork and presentation 4 Scientific article 3 from the domain Paulien Herder/Gerard Dijkema, Marcel Ludema, Marijn Janssen
7 Plenary round table 4 Recap of lessons learned, feedback to other domains Paulien Herder

Study Goals
After following this course, the student must be able to:

describe the design of artifacts (products, processes, services, organization)
desscribe the design processes of multi-actor systems
distinguish between various design schools
execute the basics of requirements engineering
solve simple design problems by conceptual design
select an appropriate design method/process for a given design problem or case
discuss in-depth the design and design processes in his/her background field
reflect upon the role as an intermediary between the design department and other departments, e.g. marketeers
reflect on the management of a design process.
Education Method
Plenary lectures, workshops
Computer Use
Literature and Study Materials
Articles on Blackboard.
Final written exam, 3/7 generic and 4/7 background specific
MoT students