166-0203-00L  Agile and User-centered Innovation

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersM. Meboldt
Periodicitytwo-yearly recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionGerman
CommentOnly for MAS in Future Transport Systems and CAS in Future Transport Systems: Technology Potential.


166-0203-00 GAgile und nutzerzentrierte Innovation Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
Does not take place this semester.
24s hrsM. Meboldt

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AbstractFor companies it is essential to realise products quickly, economically and in a customer-oriented way. In this context approaches to agile and user-centred product development such as Scrum and Design Thinking are increasing in importance. Compared to traditional product development methods, agile methods promise higher quality and customer satisfaction coupled with reduced expenditure.
ObjectiveDesign and realisation of product development projects for future transport systems: Participants are familiar with the methods and procedures of agile and user-centred product development and are able to apply them profitably in their enterprises.
ContentParticipants define an innovation theme themselves in groups, and a selection of topics is then drawn from this theme for module group work. The module takes participants through the whole process, from the analysis of target groups and their requirements through project conception and planning to implementation in example form. The course is practical and uses concrete examples. At the end of the module participants will have deployed the methods of agile and user-centred product development to work very practically through a theme they have developed themselves, and will have become familiar with the typical application scenarios, advantages and hurdles associated with these methods.
Lecture notesDistributed at start of module
LiteratureDistributed at start of module
Prerequisites / NoticeAnnounced to students of the of the MAS / CAS at the beginning of the term

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersM. Meboldt, J. Heck
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Admission requirementmin. 80% Anwesenheit im Präsenzunterricht. Genaueres wird zu Beginn des Semesters bekannt gegeben.

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General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupMAS ETH in Future Transport Systems (166000)
CAS ETH Future Transport: Technology Potential (169000)

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CAS in Future Transport Systems: Technology PotentialMajor CoursesOInformation
MAS in Future Transport SystemsMajor in Technology PotentialOInformation