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Case: Three effectuation methods for innovative practice projects

In a co-curricular pilot project at South Campus at the University of Copenhagen, three method-based workshops were developed on the basis of the principles from the effectuation model. These workshops were intended to improve students academic internships and guide them in a more innovative and entrepreneurial direction.

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Intervention design – behavioural change in practice

Here you can read about the course Intervention design, which uses external case providers in order to give students a real societal challenge to resolve.

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Design thinking in the course Introduction to Consultancy, 2015

In this case, you can read about how students apply design thinking as an approach to problem solving in the course Introduction to Consultancy. The students worked in teams to solve a climate adaptation challenge for the Copenhagen Municipality, and you can read about it here.

As a climate consultant, 2011

The students on the course Climate Solutions participate in a workshop that provides practical experience with innovative methods and prepare them for working with a company in which they operate as consultants. View case

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From idea to prototype in a day, 2011

A workshop on the course IT Innovation and Change sends the students into a innovation process, where they move from the idea phase to  prototyping to user testing. View case

IPR and entrepreneurship, 2011

At the summer school, students work with patent commercialization and business development. A group develops biodegradable disposable cutlery for festivals. View case

Inspiration from the qualities of insects, 2013

A workshop on the course Human Benefits from Insects offers idea generation that sheds new light on the issues of the students’ reports and provides new perspectives for the upcoming oral exam. View case

SOCIAL MEDIA, 2009

In the case, students came up with solutions for whether and how the Danish Refugee Council could deploy social media for communication. View case

MAKE SAVING MONEY FUN, 2009

Innovation competition for students across Denmark. Stanford University provided a challenge for students around the globe with the task of finding an innovative solution to: Make saving money fun. View case

The Storytelling Library, 2009

In the case, students from HUM, UCPH developed solutions for promoting the Danish Union of Librarians as the number one source of information and cultural communication specialists. View case

MORE YOUNG ACADEMICS AT THE ROYAL DANISH THEATRE, 2009

In the case, students from HUM, UCPH provided solutions for how the Royal Danish Theatre might best forge a cultural affiliation with the university community. See case

SPORTS AND COMMUNITY, 2010

In the case, students  from HUM, UCPH provided solutions for how the Copenhagen chapter of the Danish Gymnastics and Sports Association (DGI) can promote and create opportunities for the recruitment and retention of volunteer leaders using social media. See case

LESS CRIMINALITY, INCREASED SOCIAL SECURITY, 2010

Crossdisciplinary teams of students designed specific initiatives for the City of Copenhagen to help reduce criminality among 18-25 year-olds in the innovation competetion Copenhagen Wellfare Challenge. See case

GOLDEN DAYS FESTIVAL CONCEPT, 2010

In the case, students from HUM, UCPH created specific activities that, referring to the cultural festival’s marketing concept, highlighted this intersection of classical music, contemporary art and festival guests. See case

MONEY – A STEP TOWARDS MATURITY, 2010

In the case, students from HUM, UCPH identified the primary needs of Danske Bank’s 18-27 year-old customer segment, as well as ways to ensure the segment’s experience of meaningful customer relations. See case

NEW LIFE FOR THE GOLDEN AGE, 2010

In this case, students from HUM; UCPH came up with relevant experiences for the 20-35 year-old market segment using works of art from the National Gallery of Denmark. See case

THE MOBILE PHONE AS ENSURER, 2011

In the case, students from HUM, UCPH devised strategies for Tryg, a Danish insurer, to establish meaningful and sustained customer relations using the mobile phone as a touchpoint. See case

A NEW SMOKER CULTURE, 2010

In the case, students from HUM, UCPH developed a campaign universe for The Danish Cancer Society that wasn’t related to death, devastation or illness. See case

THE ANIMATE APPLICATION, 2011

In the case, students from HUM, UCPH provided concrete solutions for applying video to job postings on JobIndex, a Danish employment website. See case

SOCIAL FITNESS, 2011

In the case, students from HUM, UCPH devised a plan to deploy social media for the recruitment and retention of SATS fitness club members. See case

THE MODERN SHOPPER, 2011

In the case, students from UCPH, CBS and DTU developed a service concept which integrated customer needs for Magasin, a Danish department store. See case

The Patient’s House, 2011

The case required students from UCPH; DTU and CBS to develop a concept for Patient’s House, an initiative that enhances the abilities of cancer patients to manage and live with their illness, while simultaneously serving as a resource saving mechanism for the Danish healthcare system. See case

WORLD CITIZENS OF VESTRBRO, 2011

In the case, students from UCPH, DTU and CBS designed a service concept that supported the concept of citizenship in instruction at Rysensteen High School, located in Copenhagen’s Vesterbro neighbourhood. See case

FIRE AND SECURITY TESTING, 2011

The case presented students from UCPH,  DTU and CBS with the chance to develop a service design for the Danish Institute of Fire and Security Technology (DBI), an independent, private, non-profit enterprise that optimizes testing processes and increases the value of inspections for its customers.