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Kursusnavn (dansk):Navigating Complexity: Mapping, Visualisation and Decision-making 
Kursusnavn (engelsk):Navigating Complexity: Mapping, Visualisation and Decision-making 
Semester:Efterår 2018 
Udbydes under:cand.it., Digital Innovation & Management (dim) 
Omfang i ECTS:15,00 
Kursussprog:Engelsk 
Kursushjemmeside:https://learnit.itu.dk 
Min. antal deltagere:15 
Forventet antal deltagere:
Maks. antal deltagere:188 
Formelle forudsætninger:Please note that this course is only available for students enrolled in the programme Digital Innovation & Management.
Moreover the student must always meet the admission requirements of the IT University. 
Læringsmål:Having completed the course, the student should be able to:

1) Develop research questions that allow for exploratory and inductive inquiry into an empirical case through an iterative process of data collection, analysis, and storytelling.

2) Apply selected methods and conceptual tools to analyze complexity in an empirical case.

3) Interpret data visualizations generated using the technical and conceptual tools provided in the course.

4) Reflect upon the decisions made in the research process relating data visualizations to the development of the research question or focus.

5) Discuss the relationship between chosen methods, theories, and data, and their implications for the findings. 
Fagligt indhold:The course will teach students to describe and analyse complexity within an empirical case that explores a current topic or controversy within the field of science, technology, and innovation. Students will be introduced to a range of conceptual and technical tools for generating and visualizing data and analyzing complexity. Throughout the course students will experiment with different techniques for generating data and visualizing complexity. They will learn a variety of qualitative approaches to quantitative data, focusing on inductive, exploratory inquiry into relational networks. Based on case work, students will be requested to reflect on how visualizations work as simplifications and can inform decision-making. After the course, students will be capable of dealing with, communicating, and acting constructively in situations faced by complex challenges without obvious or straightforward solutions. 
Læringsaktiviteter:

14 weeks of teaching consisting of lectures, exercises and supervision

Each week students have 2x2 hours of lecture and 2x2 hours of exercises.

During exercises students will be divided into groups of 40 working with Tas to practically engage with the exercises and topics of the week. 

Obligatoriske aktivititer:There are two written mandatory activities in the course that are required for participation in the final group report and oral exam. These are:

1. Submission of individual weekly reflections on the course literature and/or exercises.
2. Hand-in of a group lab notebook, tracking weekly progress. These will happen at three points in the semester.

These activities are Pass/Fail and evaluated on the basis of successful, timely submission.

Students are expected to attend exercises as these will sometimes include group work in support of the completion of mandatory assignments.

An oral presentation of group work is required at the end of the semester.

Be aware: The student will receive the grade NA (not approved) at the ordinary exam, if the mandatory activities are not approved and the student will use an exam attempt. 
Eksamensform og -beskrivelse:D2G Aflevering med mundtlig eksamen der supplerer projekt. Delt ansvar for projekt., (7-scale, external exam)

Group size: 4-6 students

Reports are handed in by groups and students are examined as a group and evaluated on the basis of demonstration of fulfilment of the intended learning objectives for the course.

The final report should be 15 pages plus 3 additional pages per student in the group (i.e. a 4 person group will have a 27 page report) excluding front and end matter and figures.

The oral exam begins with a joint presentation (app. 10 min) followed by a group dialogue (app. 30 min). Each student in the group will then be examined individually for 20 min each. The exam ends with 20 min for feedback.

The total duration of the exam will be 2h20min for groups of 4 students and 3h for groups of 6 students.  

 
Undervisere
Følgende personer underviser på kurset:
NavnStillingUndervisertypeIndsats (%)
Pedro Ferreira Adjunkt(ITU) Kursusansvarlig 25
Baki Cakici Adjunkt(ITU) Underviser 25
Brit Ross Winthereik Professor(ITU) Underviser 25
Mace Ojala Hjælpelærer(ITU) Hjælpelærer 0
Silja Vase Hjælpelærer(ITU) Hjælpelærer 0
Lauge Groes Hjælpelærer(ITU) Hjælpelærer 0
Stefania Santagati Hjælpelærer(ITU) Hjælpelærer 0
Christina Meyenburg Dall Christensen Hjælpelærer(ITU) Hjælpelærer 0
Louise Nørgaard Glud Ekstern lektor(ITU) Underviser 25
Camilla Højgaard Andersen Hjælpelærer(ITU) Hjælpelærer 0