Trends in R&D (WP)(E) (WP)*
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Learning outcomes of course unit
The students are able to:
• Identify current trends in development.
• Describe the impact of these trends on development.
• Recognize the current challenges of the market and implement them in product development.
• Analyze current trends with regard to their impact on products and define measures.
• Identify and derive new marketing opportunities for products and identify their impact on product development.
• Define requirements for new products and develop concept proposals using methods learned.
prerequisites and co-requisites
• Methods of structured development of products using modern tools
• Product development process and effects on it through global requirements
• Changes in the product development process through new integrated, global networks, technical developments (e.g. sensor technology, web, mobile devices, smart devices, ...)
• State of the art methods of product development
• Fundamentals of innovation in product development
• Current, influential trends in product development are presented and discussed in this course. This ensures that the students have their finger on the pulse of the times with their respective specialization.
recommended or required reading
To determine depending on the established trend
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name of lecturer(s)
Prof. (FH) Dr. Christian Schmid
year of study
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