Codesign, Tools and Approaches, 6 credits (TDDE29)

Codesign, verktyg och angreppssätt, 6 hp

Main field of study



Second cycle

Course type

Programme course


Stefan Holmlid

Director of studies or equivalent

Jalal Maleki
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6MDES Design, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 1, 2 3, 2 English Linköping o

Main field of study


Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Design, Master's Programme

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Three years of completed university studies. Admission to masterprogram in Design. Proficiency in design.

Intended learning outcomes

The main objective is for students to develop knowledge about and understanding of the range of what collaborative design entails, from the situation of being and individual expert designer to the situation of facilitator of co-creative processes. After the completion of the course the student shall be able to:

  • Describe the variation and history of approaches to codesign
  • Analyze and criticize a design project and its tools from different codesign perspectives
  • Argue for how a specific codesign approach is supported by specific tools in a design task they are currently engaged in
  • Relate their personal ambitions as designers to codesign and identify personal development in relationship to this
  • Plan and manage codesign approaches and processes, selecting appropriate tools

Course content

History of codesign approaches, exercising codesign tools and techniques, planning and preparing codesign processes

Teaching and working methods

The course is organized around practical workshops, coaching seminars, and supporting lectures and literature seminars.


PRA1Project AssignmentsU, 3, 4, 53 credits
UPG1Written ReportU, 3, 4, 52 credits
UPG2Reflection DocumentU, G1 credits

The final grade is computed from the assignment grades, weighted according to their hp sizes.


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Jalal Maleki


Stefan Holmlid

Course website and other links

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 0 h
Recommended self-study hours: 160 h

Course literature

Fastställs senare
Fastställs senare
PRA1 Project Assignments U, 3, 4, 5 3 credits
UPG1 Written Report U, 3, 4, 5 2 credits
UPG2 Reflection Document U, G 1 credits

The final grade is computed from the assignment grades, weighted according to their hp sizes.

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