Food Concept Design
The aim of the course is to give the students insight into the socio-material basis for conceptual food design approaches (such as design thinking or the double diamond design approach). The combination of practical and theoretical excercises will enable the students to co-create creative and unique solution spaces, either from a defined design framework, or from collaboration with relevant food actors. Informed by theory the students will be able to offer creative solution spaces for e.g. food service and experience based food companies, as well as offering a design related view on the broader food system challenges.
The course will have a focus on contemporary sustainable food related concepts, products or experiences, and their users.
The course will integrate socio-material design understanding with more extensive and systemic user-experience perspectives. The course builds upon knowledge from the areas of food sociology, transition and innovation in food systems. The studens will gain unique integrative competencies to analyse, visualize and facilitate food design improvements for relevant users interacting in different food environments and concepts.
The course draws on, and presents, relevant literature and applied methods from design thinking. Students are expected to create visual and conceptual solutions that are informed by both theory and practice, and to be able to discuss and present these solutions in an manner that coherently reflects, the different fields of study presented throughout the course.
Msc Programme in Integrated Food Studies
- describe and compare conceptual design methods and models
- understand the socio-material basis of design approaches and its users
- reflect on historical and socio-cultural drivers of food concept design changes
analyze the design process in a socio-material approach
apply design methods and tools on a give case
- create theoretically informed designs/concepts for a given case
- critically evaluate current food design challenges
- critically reflect on the proces of involving users/actors and suggesting design solutions
- propose and validate new design solutions in a given context
Activities in the course will be a mix of interactive workshops
with an emphasis on acquiring and applying knowledge and tools
regarding food concept design, as well as more traditional lectures
focusing on theory and practices.
Participating students will throughout the course have the opportunity to work with “real life” food environments/concepts or pursue own food design experiments in closed lab-environments.
See Absalon for a list of course literature
Qualifications within the field of food sociology and food systems are recommended
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
Oral examination, 20 - 25 minutes
- Type of assessment details
- Oral examination, 20-25 min. No time for preparation.
The portfolio is not included in the assessment.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal examiners
Criteria for exam assessment
See learning outcome.
Single subject courses (day)
- Practical exercises
- Exam Preparation
- Course number
- 7,5 ECTS
- Programme level
- Full Degree Master
- Block 3
- The number of seats may be reduced in the late registration period
- Study Board of Food, Human Nutrition and Sports
- Department of Food and Resource Economics
- Faculty of Science
- Mette Weinreich Hansen (15-776f7e7e6f38816f73787c6f736d724a73707c7938757f386e75)
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