Activities and assessment
The assessment of the Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) linked to knowledge will be conducted through weekly quizzes at the end of each week. The course releases a Certificate of Accomplishment to anyone who successfully completes the course by reaching 60% (or more) of the total score by the end of the edition.
Throughout the MOOC, over and above consulting the content, in the form of videos and additional web-based resources, you will, through the forum work on reflecting on your own experience and improving it taking into consideration the inputs emerged from discussions with peers.
To obtain the certificate, you should complete the whole MOOC and the Weekly quizzes at the end of each week.
Tedora is a project analyst from Portugal with background in biology and international cooperation and development. As part of the exploitation team in SISCODE, Tedora works in the development of strategies for the sustainability and exploitation of SISCODE project results that contribute to the implementation of new and long-term solutions for societal challenges.
Kate Armstrong is a research led creative worker, focused on the human condition using interdisciplinary methodology at the intersection of design, visual representation and storytelling to produce projects which range from event series to online communities. She has been the program manager of several companies focused on circular economy adoption and she is now the program manager of the Fab City Global Initiative at IAAC in Barcelona.
Christian Bason is CEO of the Danish Design Centre. His role is to set the strategic direction for the organisation, and to govern the most demanding initiatives and activities. From 2007 to 2014, he was Director of MindLab, the Danish government’s innovation team.
Christian is a leading international authority on design, innovation and leadership in business and government. He is the author of seven books, most recently Leading Public Design (2017), Form Fremtiden (Shape the future; 2016), Design for Policy (2014) and Leading Public Sector Innovation (2010).
Gène has a background in Culture, education and innovation. He is responsible for program development and co-operations at Museumplein Limburg. He was involved in the re-development of the Continium Discovery Center and the realization of the Cube Design Museum and the Columbus Earth Center. He was responsible for the development of the Cube co-creation labs and the design thinking methodologies used in these labs.
Grace D’Arcy works in the Research and Learning team in Science Gallery Dublin as the Co-creation Coordinator. She manages and delivers the SISCODE project, using design thinking to co-create content with the audience. She also works on the INTEGRITY project, developing tools to stimulate critical awareness around ethical issues in research. She particularly appreciate bringing people together and fostering collaboration.
Alessandro Deserti is full professor and head of the Department of Design at Politecnico di Milano. His research is focused on design-enabled innovation processes, methods and tools, with particular reference to their introduction in new fields and to the ways in which their adoption can be combined with systemic and organisational change. He has been actively working as a researcher and coordinator for various EU-funded research projects.
Prof. Sabine Junginger, Ph.D., is an expert on the principles, methods and processes of human-centred design. Her research into design theories and design practices relevant to public and private organizations is internationally recognized. In addition, she explores policy-making and policy implementation as activities of design that are especially important to succeed in the digital transformation.
Marzia Mortati, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in Design Innovation and Service Design at the Department of Design of the Politecnico di Milano. She coordinates the MEDes - Master of European Design and is Executive Director of the European Academy of Design. Her research covers the relationship between Design and Innovation in public and private sectors, with a special focus on policy making.
Asger Nørregård Rasmussen
Asger Nørregård Rasmussen is educated within the field of Social Entrepreneurship and Management from Roskilde University, Denmark. He is the community and lab manager at Viadukten, which is a collective workshop and co-working space in Copenhagen runned by the association Maker. Asger is project managing Maker’s local activities as part of the SISCODE-project.
Francesca Rizzo, Ph.D., is Full Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Department of Design where she teaches User Centred Innovation and Digital Design Studio. She is expert in Participatory Design applied especially in the fields of: service design, interaction design, social innovation and public sector innovation. She has been actively working as researcher for various EU-funded research projects and is author of many international publications in Journals and conferences in the field of design research.
Mariana Salgado is a Service Designer in InLand design in the Ministry of the Interior in Helsinki, Finland. She is specialized in participatory design and co-design in the field of cultural heritage and healthcare in developing countries. Her extensive experience as a design researcher include work as a service and interaction designer in numerous European projects and her involvement in participatory- and co-design-projects with vulnerable communities.
Jakob Schjørring is concept developer at the Danish Bikuben Foundation and former account director at MindLab, the world’s first public innovation lab, where he worked for 10 years. With 200+ public presentations, keynotes and workshops, Jakob has for many years been part of the international community that mainstream and further cultivate the practical field of how user-centered innovation and design thinking can be applied in public sector innovation.
Melanie Smallman is Associate Professor in Science and Technology Studies at UCL and Co-Director of the UCL Hub for Responsible Research and Innovation. Her research focuses on how responsibility and ethics is understood and enacted in research and innovation, and how these issues affect public perceptions and social acceptance of technologies.
Lucie Steigleder is a project manager at Ecsite, the European network of science centres and science museums. Through her involvement in several European projects ranging from citizen science to innovation and co-creation, she has enriched her experience in citizen involvement and science engagement.
PhD in Design. Associate Professor at the Department of Design – Politecnico di Milano. She is a member of the Faculty of Design School teaching Service Design and Design methods. Beatrice is the co-director of the Specializing Master in Service Design. Her main research interests are in service innovation, service design, design for social innovation, and design for policy.
Agnieszka Włodarczyk-Gębik is a project manager with experience in public, private and financial sector. Since 2013, she works at Krakow Technology Park as project coordinator for regional & international projects in the field of smart city, innovation and technology transfer, such as SISCODE. She also coordinates the Krakow Living Lab. She is the author and co-author of studies and publications in the field of smart city and the use of the living lab methodology in businesses and administrative processes.