Our courses

ASP courses are cross-cultural and built on top of the technical knowledge and skills acquired by the students in their specific Laurea Magistrale courses. Their goal is to discuss interdisciplinary issues common to any innovation project in Engineering, Architecture and Design.
All courses are in English.

Courses are held in the form of Intensive Schools (Winter, Spring and Summer Schools).
Students are required to attend all the Schools, which are residential courses (all travelling and lodging expenses are covered by the ASP). The teaching style is a mix of formal lectures, seminars, group and personal work. The focus is on learning instead of teaching, with a strong emphasis on the interaction between lecturers (Italian and international prominent professors) and students.

Part of the activity is developed in small student groups, where teamwork and discussion is assisted by tutors.
The workload for students is compatible with their regular study activities.

As assessment, students are asked to write one paper for each course, exploring a specific topic. The papers’ topics are proposed by the course coordinators.


Year Courses

1st  year of LM

 1. Dynamics of Innovation
Aim of the course: to provide the students with a comprehensive understanding of innovation and innovation dynamics, from the point of view of both management and economics.
XIII_Dynamics of Innovation

2. Design Methods and Processes
Aim of the course: to introduce the ASP students to the wide range of existing methods, from the descriptive models for analyzing Design processes and behaviours, to the prescriptive tools that provide a structured and multi-disciplinary approach to design.
XIII_Design Methods and Processes

3. Designing for decision-making, decision-making for designing

Aim of the course: in the ASP framework, students attend the “Decision Making”’s lectures after the courses devoted to “Dynamics of Innovation” and “Design Methods and Processes”. This is the third and final step in understanding the complexity of the dynamics we all happen in describing and solving problems.
XIII_Designing for decision-making, decision-making for designing

2nd year of LM

4.  Complex Decision Making under Emergency Conditions

Aim of the course: to help people improve their decision-making skills so that they are ready to make decisions in the event of a crisis.

XII Complex Decision Making