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EDI XX08 Digital Innovation

EDI XX08 Digital Innovation

Course code: 
Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Course coordinator: 
Ragnvald Sannes
Course name in Norwegian: 
Digital Innovation
Product category: 
Bachelor of Digital Business - Programme course
2024 Autumn
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Level of study: 
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Course type: 
One semester

Complete course description will be ready summer 2024.

In this course, the student will be trained in digital innovation using an innovation process (e.g. the Innovator’s method), a digital toolkit (such as this board in Miro:  ). The course will combine theories of innovation with a hands-on process, resulting in a prototype. The course builds on the conceptual program courses, enabling students to see digitally enabled busines opportunities.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

After completing the course, a candidate will have developed knowledge in:

  • Innovation, different types of innovation and innovation processes
  • How to align the choice of approach to uncertainties of a situation
  • Common innovation approaches such as Design Thinking, Lean Startup and agile development (Scrum)
  • An end-to-end process for digital innovation, including tools and techniques
  • Prototyping of a value proposition
Learning outcomes - Skills

After completing the course, a candidate will be able to:

  • Run an innovation process to develop a prototype for a digital solution
  • Choose and apply tools and techniques for digital innovation
  • Develop a digital solution that solves a user or customer problem
  • Use common digital tools that supports an innovation process
General Competence

The candidates should be able to reflect on their own role in an innovation process, being part of a team and how one’s own behavior contributes to a valuable result. They should also be able to reflect on ethical, legal and sustainability implications of digital innovation.

Course content
  • Innovation: concepts and definitions
  • How innovation practices have evolved over time to tackle new uncertainties
  • Digital innovation: new approaches
  • Innovators method as a frame of reference
  • Innovation project: seminars
Teaching and learning activities

Teaching and learning activities

The course includes lectures on new topics and workshops that focus on practicing innovation.

Workshop sessions are designed to be interactive with group activities, student-led discussions, and coaching. Attendance and participation in class is expected.    

Software tools[1]

Virtual Desktop (VDI), tools for collaboration (e.g. Slack, Jira and Confluence), creation of digital mock-ups (e.g. Marvel App), no-code or low-code tools and digital whiteboards (e.g. Miro or Mural).

[1] Tools are in constant development and may change.

Software tools
Software defined under the section "Teaching and learning activities".
Total weight: 
Student workload
12 Hour(s)
Participation in lectures
Group work / Assignments
3 Hour(s)
Workshops. Introduction to digital tools supporting the innovation process
Prepare for teaching
30 Hour(s)
Reading and preparing for lectures and workshops
100 Hour(s)
Work on the project, including preparing for workshops
Student's own work with learning resources
34 Hour(s)
Work with online content and assignments
Sum workload: 

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.