The course consists of a series of seminars whose content will vary depending on the participants' research focus and need for knowledge. The seminars might have topics such as disciplinary rectitude, ethical assessment within innovation och design, article writing, ability to give and take criticism or new research findings in innovation and design. Priority will be given to those learning goals included in the degree of licentiate that for some students cannot be examined in the licentiate thesis or other courses. The course will provide at least three seminars each semester. The seminars will be given by senior researchers affiliated to the Department of Design Sciences or by invited experts.
The seminars require active participation from the PhD students. They are expected: 1. To prepare themselves before the seminar by critical reading and reflection over the accompanying reading material; 2. During the seminar, to actively contribute to the content of the discussion; 3. After the seminar, in written form, to summarize and reflect over the content in relation to the own research project.
Preparation, participation and written reflection for one seminar correspond to 0.5 credits. To pass the course, active participation is required for at least five seminars. The number of seminars ensures that all participants have several seminars within their specific research focus or need for knowledge.
This course might be given in coordination with the course Advanced Seminars in Innovation and Design, Part 2.