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Organizational Models for Innovation




Leadership & Mediation

Credit Hours


How to strategically create enterprise design abilities in open innovation systems.

Enterprising design strategies, the capacity to effectively innovate by integrating skills, techniques, sensibilities, practices, processes, and strategies that are institutionally and geographically dispersed has become the biggest challenge for any organization or initiative dependent on innovation to be successful. This course is for students who are interested in planning, implementing, and managing complex collaborative projects using design as know-how to innovate. Students will learn how to enterprise design strategies in organizations by learning key concepts, analyzing organizational models through the lenses of design strategies, and modeling design-driven practices and team dynamics in organizations.

Learning Objectives

In this course, participants will learn…

  • Fundamental principles that shape open innovation systems
  • To identify, codify and understand design capabilities as knowledge assets
  • Develop design-based organizational models effective in managing innovation ecosystems
  • Develop project plans for effectively leading open innovation processes

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to…

  • Strategically plan when and how to deploy design capabilities in large-scale co-creation projects
  • Understand the attributes and functioning of design capabilities
  • Deploy design capabilities for increasing productivity in large-scale collaborations

Format and Grading

  • Glossary 20%
  • Diagram of Organizational Model 40%
  • Project Plan 20%
  • Class Participation 20%

Enrollment Restrictions

No prerequisites. This course is open to all Institute of Design students.