Integrated Design: MS/MBA Year Two - Harvard Business School MBA Program

Integrated Design: MS/MBA Year Two

Course Number 5240

Beth Altringer, Senior Preceptor in Innovation and Design
Professor Krzysztof Z. Gajos
Adjunct Professor Alan D. MacCormack
Fall; Q1Q2; 3 credits
Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM in Meredith Room on HBS campus
Enrollment: Limited to EC students in the SEAS/HBS joint degree program

Educational Objectives

Leading advanced design projects requires the integration of multiple skill areas and ongoing learning about the best data-driven tools to guide development. This course is structured to provide a comprehensive education in all stages of the new product design process, from idea generation to concept development, detailed design and prototyping, testing and integrating data into design decisions. The emphasis is on the way that design teams must both generate and utilize data to make decisions under conditions of extreme uncertainty. A critical feature of modern technical design challenges is that the problem space and solution space are often poorly deļ¬ned, and/or to a large extent unbounded. The course aims to provide students with rigorous analytical tools to deal with such uncertainties.