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Course Detail

Standard Academic Year
2nd year of master
Course delivery methods
Engineering & technology
Grenoble INP Institute of Engineering Univ. Grenoble Alpes
Grenoble - Autres
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Knowledge Integration and Collaboration in Design Université Grenoble Alpes

Course Overview

This course aims at presenting the latest developments, theories and approaches in product development in a global and distributed world with a multi-expertise, multi-enterprise and multi-actor context. More precisely we adress here the research methodology issues related to the study of such complex collaborative situations. The aim of the course is to provide the latest tools for analysing and modeling complex collaborative situations.

Learning Achievement


First situation: designing a ticket folder
Discovering design as a collaborative and knowledge intensive activity. Situation 2: delta design game integrating communities of practice
Discovering mutual understanding, shared representations in synchronous design situationsObserving Collaborative design situations.
Presentation of the main research methodologies accessible today. Focus on protocol analysis and coding exercise.Situation 3 : designing a real design experiment.
Among 3 themes one team will develop a complete protocol (brief, data collection, analysis grid)
*theme 1: early supplier involvement
*theme 2: User centered design and participatory design
*theme 3: Integration of environmental issuesSituation 4: lab work on a collaborative platform
Discovering the issue of communities of practice and asynchronous collaboration.

Course prerequisites

Motivation to understand and analyse the collaborative design process.
Motivation to develop methodological skills of analysis and observation.
It is desirable that students have a good knowledge of the product design activity through students projects or work experience.

Grading Philosophy

Final exam

Course schedule

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Online Course Requirement


Other information

Course content can evolve at any time before the start of the course. It is strongly recommended to discuss with the course contact about the detailed program.

Please consider the following deadlines for inbound mobility to Grenoble:
- April 1st, 2020 for Full Year (September to June) and Fall Semester (September to January) intake ;
- September 1st, 2020 for Spring Semester intake (February – June).

Site for Inquiry

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