Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Prototyping (EN)

Danish title
Prototyping (EN)
Study programme
Design Technologist
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Academy Profession
1. semester
Duration of the subject/module
6 Weeks
Programme elements
Start time
Guldbergsgade 29 N, København N
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Morten Normand Pedersen
Charlotte Winther
  • Purpose

    •knowledge on the topic of sustainability
    •to use KEA’s library and facilities to develop their skills within the field of sustainability
    •acquire a conceptual understanding of the company’s brand


    •relevant databases, statistics and knowledge platforms to explore topics
    •to account for and work with the Design Thinking process
    •to perform basic pre-testing of and document the potential of a new concept in the market
    •how to use the Design Thinking method, acquire a method for promoting creative ideation tailored to a specific company, target group and market
    •make af portfolio using InDesign as a tool
    •How to solve a task given by a major Danish design company


    •can work with concept development in a value chain perspective – in tune with the spirit of the time
    •Analyze and how to make argumentation for internal relations in the value chain

  • Type of instruction
    The education runs in alternations between lectures, group work, exercising practice, tasks, and reflection.
    The learning activities planned are predominantly with emphasis on teaching and academic input in the first part of the day, and with emphasis on project work and tasks in the second part of the day.
    Furthermore, there will be some days with guidance in the assignments.
    The students work team based through the course.

    Hand-ins and feedback
    During the module Prototyping the student hand in and present together with the rest of the value-chain-team a solution to the given assignment. The student will be given feedback in an oral ore a written form from the lectures. The student will have to make a portfolio presentation of all the given assignments from Prototyping at the end of the first semester.
  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested with the following modules
    The module Prototyping is part of the first semster portfolio exam at the end of the first semester.

    The purpose of the first-semester portfolio exam is to evaluate and assess the extent to which students have achieved the learning objectives of the compulsory joint courses in the areas of design, business and technology.

    The student’s capacity
    •to document the work using all module assignments from the first semester
    •to present these through individual processing in the portfolio
    •to select three of the module assignments which are then expounded upon and put into perspective in relation to what has been learned, and/or describe the learning process
    •to answer questions and demonstrate broadly based knowledge from the entire first-semester syllabus.
    •to answer the question on the syllabus he/she drew.
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    Portfolio exam with an oral exam

    The exam entails uploading an individual portfolio in WISEflow, as well as taking an oral exam designed to allow the student to explain the portfolio in more depth and answer a question based on the syllabus.
    •The digital portfolio must contain a presentation of all the module assignments in the first semester. Students then select three module assignments to describe in detail*).
    •For the oral exam, students select three of the module assignments to present and explain in more detail in relation to the assignment description.
    •At the exam, students draw a question based on the syllabus for the first semester.

    For the oral exam, each student is allocated a total time of 30 minutes, including grading.
    Distribution of time at the oral exam:
    •Presentation of the portfolio with the emphasis on three selected module assignments: 10 minutes
    •Questions: 5 minutes
    •Question on the syllabus: 5 minutes
    •Assessment and award of grade: 10 minutes
    Type of assignment
    At the portfolio exam the student must reflect on the knowledge, skills and competences acquired during the first semester. The student must produce a portfolio using InDesign, presenting all the exercises, assignments and projects they have worked on during the semester, after having reviewed them individually. This means that it is important to remember to save all the things the value chain team have worked on during the semester. The portfolio must be uploaded to WISEflow. At the oral exam, the students must present the portfolio and randomly pick and answer a question based on the curriculum from the first semester.
    Formal requirements
    The portfolio is to be uploaded onto WISEflow as a consolidated PDF. See guidelines and information about uploading and content of the portfolio on FRONTER at the end of the semester.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Exam languages
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal censure
    Re-examination and re-examination due to illness
    The exam is identical with the 1. Semester portfolio exam.
    New date will be emailed to the studenst’s KEA-mail
  • Additional information
    Evaluation of the modul
    The module is evaluated throughout the semester.

    The numbers show the amount of workload related to the modul spread on different activities. On the modul Prototypnig you recieve 121,5 hours of education, corresponding to 162 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) og 30 % of your total workload on the course.
    *KEA can depart from the specified hours, if needed under special circumstances.
hours of teaching
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject Prototyping (EN) you will receive 122 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 162 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 30% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: internal lecturers, exercises.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading the curriculum, exercises.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances