Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Design, Business, and Technology 3: Process, design experiments and prototyping (EN)

Danish title
Design, Business, and Technology 3: Process, design experiments and prototyping (EN)
Study programme
Design & business
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor (top-up)
5. 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)
Berit Konstante Nissen
Stine Behrendtzen
Martin Hesseldahl
Sofie Edvard Nielsen
Trine Bekkersgaard Stark
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    The purpose of this module is to give students a fundamental understanding of how to handle complex and development-orientated design processes, and to develop value-adding solutions for partners and users based on an understanding of technology. There is focus on developing students' practical skills and competencies within the field of technology and design, and therefore the teaching will partly make use of workshops and labs. Students will learn how the design process can be used as a catalyst to generate new knowledge. In other words, the students will be doing research through a creative process with design experiments and prototyping as two central aspects. It is important that the concepts being developed by the students should be continuously refined in the workshops with guidance from teachers and fellow students.


    The student will gain knowledge about:

    - the practice of the profession and industry as well as their application of technology and materials.

    - value-adding design processes from idea to finished product and / or concept.


    The student will get the skills to:

    - use methods and tools in idea generation and prototyping.

    - realise and communicate practice-orientated and design-related issues to partners and users.


    The student will learn to:

    - handle complex and development-orientated design processes in order to realise value-adding products and / or concepts.

    - handle complex and development-oriented issues where technology is related to business and design.

  • Type of instruction
    This module emphasises an experimental approach to the design process, where the teaching involves workshops and lab work, in order to develop the students' practical approach to design and technology. Focus is on developing the students' independence, and the teaching will therefore largely consist of guidance from the teachers and practical work intended to generate and test new knowledge. The students are expected to seek knowledge based on theories and methods from this module as well as from DBT1 and DBT2.
  • Subject/module requirement for participation

    Academic requirement for participation
    The student must have completed the intro course at the KEA Maker Lab before taking this module. Read more here:åndbog/k-o#makerlab

    Equipment needed to participate
    The student must have installed the Office package. This is available for free through KEA. Read more here:åndbog/k-o#office
    The student must bring various materials to be used in class. More info on this will be published on Fronter before the module begins.

  • 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
    Type of exam
    Written examination
    Individual written home exam.
    Type of assignment
    The purpose of the examination in Design, Business, and Technology is that the student demonstrates fulfillment of the learning objectives within the subject areas design, business, and technology from the modules Design, Business, and Technology 1, 2 and 3 during the 5th semester corresponding to 15 ECTS. The learning objectives appear in the module descriptions for Design, business and technology 1: Value creation, Design, business and technology 2: User understanding, Design, business and technology 3: Process, design experiments and prototyping on KEA's subject and module catalog.

    The basis for the test is an individual written assignment, which is prepared on the basis of an assigned task description within the three common subject areas design, business and technology. The assignment description will be released at the end of Design, Business and Technology 3, after which the student has 5 days to prepare the written assignment.
    Formal requirements
    The scope of the written home assignment is max. 5 standard pages.

    A standard page corresponds to 2,400 characters incl. spaces. When calculating the scope, footnotes are included, but not the front page, table of contents, bibliography and appendices. In addition, photos, illustrations and figures do not count. The title, the student's name, class, date and number of characters must appear on the front page of the assignment.

    Definition of normal page
    A normal page corresponds to 2,400 characters incl. spaces. When calculating the scope, footnotes and source references are included, but not the front page, declaration of confidentiality / declaration of faith and law, table of contents, list of sources (bibliography) and appendices. In addition, photos, illustrations and figures do not count.

    Reference system used
    Source list, source references and citations must be handled according to the Harvard Referencing System.

    Special requirements for the reference list
    In the assignment, you must refer to the theories and methods that you apply. You must ensure that the reference list (bibliography) contains all the theories and methods that you use in the assignment and that you refer to the correct materials, cf. the curriculum. For example, you must not refer to a teacher's presentation, but must refer to the original source from the curriculum.

    Appendices are placed according to the reference list and should only be included if the student refers to it in the assignment. An appendix is ​​materials that the student makes available to the reader, but which do not belong in his full excerpt in the assignment. Attachments can be - but are not limited to - interview transcripts, questionnaires, statistical summaries, hard-to-access documents, etc. An appendix must bear the appendix number, title, explanatory text and any references. For several appendices, the student must make an appendix overview. Each new appendix starts on a new page.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Exam languages
    5 study days are given for the preparation of the assignment.
    Permitted exam aids
    Available exam aids
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal censure
    Exam criteria
    The test is assessed on the basis of the specific learning objectives that appear in each module.
    Deadline for submission
    At the end of the semester. Date and time are announced on Fronter and in Wiseflow.
    Re-examination and re-examination due to illness
    As an ordinary test and according to current rules, cf. the curriculum.
  • Preliminary literature list
    This is a preliminary literature list. A final literature list will be provided in connection with study start.
    The curriculum is published on Fronter at the start of the module.
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 Design, Business, and Technology 3: Process, design experiments and prototyping (EN) you will receive 41 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 55 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 30% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: laboratory work, workshops, group work, classroom teaching.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: laboratory work, exercises, reading the curriculum, group work.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

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