|Name||New Product Design and Development Methodology|
|Status||Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice|
|Level and type||Undergraduate Studies, Professional|
|Field of study||Innovations|
|Academic staff||Elīna Gaile-Sarkane|
|Credit points||4.0 (6.0 ECTS)|
The focus of the course is on the integration of the marketing, design and manufacturing functions of the company in creating a new product/service as well as to develop all processes for integration of manufacturing in a company. The course is intended to provide students with a set of tools and methods for product and process design and development. During the course students will develop a real prototype of a new product/service..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
|The goal of the course is to systematize and broaden knowledge and develop practical skills in new product and process development and with an aim to apply this knowledge and skills in professional situations and everyday activities. Main task of the course is to develop competences in new product and process planning and development as well as process integration within a company, and to apply this in practice, to stimulate skills of creativity, planning and presentation.|
Students will be able to develop new products combiing both the theoretical and practical knowledge. - Individual and group projects. Presentation of results..
Students will be able to integrate, combine and link together different tools and solutions in new product development. Students will be able to synthesize new ideas basing on group discussion. Students will know basic principles of creativity and its role in new product development. - Individual and group projects. Presentation of results.
Students will understand the concept of customer needs; will be able to listen to the voice of the customer as well as to develop new products based on the customer needs. Students will be able to describe problem situations and find the best possible solution for practical application. - Individual and group projects. Presentation of results. Practical tasks and assignments.
Students will be able to analyze production process of a company, to integrate and optimize them. - Individual tasks. Group project. Practical application of creative methods in new product development.
Students will be able to find, analyze, compare and use practically different technical parameters and indicators, as well as choose the most appropriate one for solving situational problem. - Individual and group projects. Presentation of results
Students are able to present and explain results of their work. - Group presentation. Examination.
|Course prerequisites||Within the framework of the present study subject knowledge gained at the different study courses is integrated|