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ICT innovation / Product Design and Development (2015/2016)

This course is offered at the University of Trento by the security group in the framework of the three main Master offered by Trento (Security and Privacy, Internet Technology and Architecture, Service Design and Engineering) within the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (ICT Labs).

See the UNITN S&P EIT page for further information on the Security and Privacy courses.

See the current ICT Innovation Course for further information.

Course Objective and Credits

Illustrate (some) steps of product design and developement and guide students, forming multi-disciplinary teams, into the development of a “product” as opposed to just a “project”. This course should allow students to experience what it takes to transform an idea into a product.

  • 6ECTS credits for UNITN MSc students or EIT Digital MSc students joining Trento as exit students
  • 9ECTS for EIT Digital MSc entry students (including also the EIT Digital summer school).

Lecturer and Tutors

  • Lecturer: Prof. Fabio Massacci
  • Tutors:
    • Bernardo Villalba Frías (Phd student in Embedded Systems),
    • Dr. Luca Allodi (Phd in Security and Privacy in Trento),
    • Enrico Giarola (Phd student in Wireless Networking)
    • Dr. Stefano Tranquillini (PhD in Service Design and Engineering in Trento)

Learning Objectives

  • Creativity: How to solve problems when not all steps are completely specified (this what you should try to do with your design/architectural result)
  • Intellectual Transformation: How to transform an idea into a product (the first “brainstorming” step is your research canvas, the last one is the final product)
  • Leadership: Organize yourselves into a team and arrive to make a final product (you should try to leverage on each other’s competences)
  • Making value judgement: Decide which parts are important and which are not based also on social or ethical considerations
  • Textbook: Karl T. Ulrich and Steven D. Eppinger. Product Design and Development. 5th edition, Irwin McGraw-Hill, 2012.

2016 Projects

The following (starting) idea for the product has been selected for the 2016 course.

SkyJack is a drone engineered to autonomously seek out, hack, and wirelessly take over other drones within wifi distance, creating an army of zombie drones under your control.Samy Kamkar's webpage

Step Evaluation Description
Creation Concept's Idea Canvas (up to 10/30 grade points) Each team will produce a concept's idea canvas to clarify the key strong points on their product 0Drones the mass-marketsolution for a drone-free home, DrEagle slightly more upscale drone-free home device, Sheper-D and SkyPD focus on keeping airports and facilities drone free
Design Product design and architecture (up to 10/30 grade points) Teams will produce a detailed poster explaining how their product will work
Production Product prototype (up to 15/30 grade points) Each team will have a small budget for hardware/software and will have to actually present a working product At Airport Caproni, Italfly's hangar the best project were Evolo, the simplest one, as well as SentinOwl which was the most technically challenging.
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