See the current ICT Innovation Course for further information.
This course is offered at the University of Trento in the framework of four tracks offered by Trento within the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT DIgital) Master School programme:
This course illustrates the key 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”.
We often see nice proof-of-concept research demonstration of useful tools in magazines or on web-sites. What does it take to make this a product? For example, suppose we are building a tool that provides a better interface to a hardware device. On our blog we can say “A brief search on the internet shows us the right data-sheet for the product”. This is not feasible in a product and must be replaced by a web service, that delivers the right results to our own customers.
This course should allow students to experience what it takes to transform an idea into a product.
This course is normally 6ECTS credits for MSc students enrolled in Trento or for EIT/ICTLabs students joining Trento as exit students. For EIT/ICTLabs master students having Trento as entry students this course will yield 9 credits as it includes the credits for the EIT/ICTLabs summer school.
Karl T. Ulrich and Steven D. Eppinger. Product Design and Development. 5th edition, Irwin McGraw-Hill, 2012.
There is also an eBook with a subset of the chapters that is used as a textbook for Karl Ulrich's Product Design on-line Course on Coursera for 30$. You can go to McGraw-Hill on-line shop and then search for Karl Ulrich or ISBN:9781308099064.
The following idea for the product by Michele Dallachiesa from the startup SkySense has been selected for the 2017 course (following up the sheperd drone by Samy Kamkar in 2016).
“A swarming fleet of inexpensive drones can serve multiple purposes, from monitoring crops in agriculture to surveillance of industrial sites, from mapping indoor large industrial facilities to…”
Some details on the idea of swarming drones are available on Ardupilot, as well as some code directly available for planning of a single drone SkySense Planner. See as well the AirSim project. Read them.
April 12 we have been moved to Romm A210
|2017-02-24||Product Design and Development Process||tn_01_-_introduction.pdf||Latham's paper on CEO Qualities|
|2017-02-24||Exercise||Select your case studies to present on Google Classroom|
|2017-03-01||No lectures (ICT Days)|
|2017-03-03||“Making a Product”||Young Entrepreneurs P. Bouquet (OKKAM), M. Dallachiesa (SkySense), A. Rosani (Melixa), S. Tranquillini (Chino.io) tell their experience in building a start-up. They are former students of Trento University|
|2017-03-22||No lectures||You should be working on the Canvas|
|2017-03-24||Feedback session||Template for Concept Canvas||Examples of other Canvasses used in other contexts are the research canvas and the business canvas|
|2017-03-31||Concept Testing (Cont)||slides||Sales Estimation Template|
|2017-04-05||Architetural Design||slides||the HP Deskjet Case|
|2017-04-07||Project Management||Lecture by A. Lazzareschi Sergiusti (Former Director R&D of Defense and Military Technology Selex/Leonardo)|
|2017-04-12||Design for Manufacturing||Slides|
|2017-04-14||No lectures||Eastern holidays|
|2017-04-19||No lectures||Eastern holidays|
|2017-04-26||IPR||Slides||Patent on the coffee sleeves, book patent by Google, SEC Filing by Google, SEC Filing by Pfizer|
|2017-05-03||No lectures||You should be working on the Architecture|
|2017-05-05||Design Poster Show at CLC|
|2017-05-12||Robust Design (contd)||Google Classroom for the DoE Excel File|
|2017-05-17||Robust Design (contd)|
|2017-05-19||Feedback Session||Contact individually the assistants|
|2017-05-24||Running an Ethical Business||Lecture by P. Sterlini, at 30 she has been the youngest President and chairwoman of one of the largest Fair Trade Cooperative Mandacaru|
|2016-03-24||Concept's Idea Canvas Show at EIT CLC||10/30||Each team will produce a concept's idea canvas to clarify the key strong points on their product|
|2016-04-05||Define Your Hardware Lists||-||Each team should specify a final list of material that they need to buy to assemble their product|
|2016-05-05||System Design Poster Show at EIT CLC||10/30||Teams will produce a detailed architecture and a poster explaining how their product will work|
|2016-06-15||Product ShowRoom (Aeroporto Caproni)||15/30||Each team will have a small budget for hardware/software and will have to actually present a working product|