Internship

Course Code :2024FOWPOW
Study domain:Product Development
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:382
Credits:15
Study load (hours):420
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Credit required to obtain degree: Credit required: Yes
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Frank Goethijn

3. Course contents *

The internship takes 10 full weeks from late March to late May.

The internship can take place in companies or research institutions:
• Design agencies and enterprises where product development and innovation is part of the standard activities
• Research that go from basic research to product innovation (competency centers in technological or scientific fields, research in university hospitals and other research centers)
• Always provided that the trainee is supervised by at least one senior product developer or an equivalent function

The content of the internship preferably coincides with one of the following specializations:
• Strategic design
Strategic design focuses on the early stages of innovation where future products, services and innovation programs within the strategic context of companies or organizations are defined. Within strategic design there is room for facilitating innovation workshops, guiding innovation projects, generate ideas and create product definitions. Strategic design may result in product or service concepts.

• Designing for Interactions
The focus is on the interaction between user and product or service. Products and interactions are developed from a vision and understanding of the user, its needs and its context. In design for interactions, there is room for, inter alia, task-oriented and context-oriented analysis, development, design and verification. This applies both on the physical as well as on screen-interactions.

• Technology-driven design
This specialization focuses on the integration of operating principles and technologies in the product development process. The way in which a future product can work and how the feasibility of the solution can be verified. Technology-driven design is particularly applicable to products with high technical content or more complex principles of operation.