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151-0302-00L  Innovation Process

SemesterSpring Semester 2017
LecturersM. Meboldt, Q. Lohmeyer
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractThe lecture considers the basic steps of the innovation process from the idea to the product with a special focus on the corresponding elements of the design and development methodology. The methods and tools are practical applied in the accompanied Innovation Project.
ObjectiveThe students know the basic steps of the innovation process as well as the methods supporting the design and development within. In addition to this the students enable the competence to choose, adapt and apply suitable methods depending on the current situation.
ContentBasic Development Methodology
- Creativity Techniques
- Evaluation and Selection Methods
- Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
- Questioning Techniques and Test Strategies

Basic Design Methodology
- Basic Rules of Embodiment Design
- Principles of Embodiment Design
- Design for Production
- Prototyping and System Optimization
Lecture notesHandouts of the lecture slides are distributed on the website.
Literature1) Cross, N. (2008) Engineering Design Methods. Chichester, Wiley.
2) Pahl, G.; Beitz, W.; Feldhusen, J.; Grote, K.-H. (2007) Engineering Design. London, Springer.
Prerequisites / NoticeFor Bachelor studies in Mechanical and Process Engineering the lecture "Maschinenelemente" (HS) is examined together with "Innovationsprozess" (FS).