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Organizational Models for Innovation

Organizational Models for Innovation

Covers how to strategically create enterprising design capacity in open innovation systems.

Objective & Outcomes

This course is for students who are interested in planning, implementing, and managing complex collaborative projects that are institutionally and geographically dispersed using design as know-how to innovate. Students will learn how to create collaborative design strategies in organizations by analyzing organizational models through the lenses of design, and modeling design-driven practices and team dynamics in organizations.

By the end of this course, students will be able to strategically plan when and how to deploy design capabilities in large-scale co-creation projects successfully. Students will also understand the attributes and functioning of design capabilities while deploying design capabilities for increasing productivity in large-scale collaborations.

Typical Schedule

  • Session 1: Design Strategies in Open Innovation Systems
  • Session 2: Open Innovation Systems as Networks & Algorithms
  • Session 3: Diversity & Proximity in Open Innovation Systems
  • Session 4: Affordances & Platforms in Open Innovation Systems
  • Session 5: Exploration, Engagement & Ideation Flow in Open Innovation Systems
  • Session 6: Organizational Models for Open Innovation Systems