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YZM3035Innovation and Product Design in Engineering2+0+0ECTS:4
Year / SemesterFall Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
Status Elective
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of Delivery
Contact Hours14 weeks - 2 hours of lectures per week
LecturerDr. Öğr. Üyesi Mustafa Hakan BOZKURT
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
The aim of the course:
It introduces the concepts of design and innovation engineering and provides information about the tools, techniques and methods used in this field. It also emphasizes the role of design and innovation engineering in the software development process and discusses the different phases. In this respect, the course aims to provide students with a general knowledge of innovation and product design in engineering and to provide them with practical application practice.
Learning OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
LO - 1 : Can explain the importance and application of design and innovation engineering in software engineering and product development processes.4,6,9,101,6,
LO - 2 : To have knowledge about R&D approaches, prototyping and product development techniques and to be able to work in a team.4,6,9,101,6,
LO - 3 : Understand the role of agile process in product development and project management and use these techniques.4,6,9,101,6,
LO - 4 : Students will be able to analyze the impact of technological innovations and trends on the software industry.4,6,9,101,6,
LO - 5 : Gains knowledge of user-centered product and software design, usability analysis and branding and can use this knowledge in the design and development of software products.4,6,9,101,6,
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

Contents of the Course
The course covers design and innovation engineering. The role of design and innovation engineering in the software development process, its different phases, tools and techniques used are examined. Topics such as product perspective, R&D approaches, data analytics and product development, project management, agile processes, prototyping and product development, technological innovations and trends, branding, usability analysis, psychological factors, human-centered product and software design are also covered.
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1Introduction to Design and Innovation Engineering
 Week 2Technological Innovations and Trends
 Week 3R&D Approaches
 Week 4Product Perspective
 Week 5Data Analytics and Product Development
 Week 6Project Management
 Week 7Agile Processes
 Week 8Prototyping and Product Development
 Week 9Midterm Exam
 Week 10Usability Analysis / User experience
 Week 11Branding
 Week 12Psychological Factors
 Week 13Human-centered Product and Software Design
 Week 14Project presentations
 Week 15Project presentations
 Week 16Final Exam
Textbook / Material
1"Design Thinking for the Digital Age: Solving Complex Problems with a Human-Centered Approach" ,Kim Goodwin
2Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time? Jeff Sutherland and J.J. Sutherland.
3Design Thinking A Guide to Creative Problem Solving for Everyone?, Andrew Pressman
Recommended Reading
1"The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses", Eric Ries
2The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail, Clayton M. Christensen
3Designing for People: An Introduction to Human Factors Engineering, John D Lee, Christopher D. Wickens, Yili Liu, Linda Ng Boyle
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Project 14 50
End-of-term exam 16 50
Student Work Load and its Distribution
Type of workDuration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term
Yüz yüze eğitim 2 14 28
Sınıf dışı çalışma 3 14 42
Proje 4 9 36
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 4 2 8
Dönem sonu sınavı 2 1 2
Total work load116