Courses

Courses Offered

Course Title

Open Data Hacking

Course Number

TECH 499

Course Description

TECH 499 – Open Data Hacking

During this experiential class you will participate in Purdue IronHacks, a unique iterative innovation program.  You will develop a mashup that integrates several data from data.gov   into   an   interactive   web-based   application.   For   more   information   about   Purdue IronHacks please visit www.ironhacks.com.

Open Data Hacking (Banner number: 20680, TECH 499) is being offered this Fall 2017. Classes start in Oct and will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1.30-3.20 in Gris 102.

Course Title

Foundations of Innovation Studies

Course Number

TLI 520

Course Description

TLI 520 – Foundations of Innovation Studies

Foundations of Innovation Studies has been designed to provide a broad spectrum introduction to the field of innovation studies. Students will gain practical and theoretical knowledge of innovation at a variety of levels, including the individual, team, organizational, and ecosystem contexts. Students will examine innovation strategies and tensions within the innovation “triple helix” of industry, academia, and government through the use of case studies and individually selected research reports. Throughout the class, students will examine recent innovation efforts and present short innovation cases that align with the learning objectives of the class.

Course Title

Digital Innovation & Transformation

Course Number

TLI 526

Course Description

TLI 526 – Digital Innovation & Transformation

Rapidly evolving digital technologies are fueling a stream of innovation opportunities. To remain  relevant,  incumbent  firms  need  to  innovate  and  transform  their  business  models. Digital   strategies   and   innovation,   however,   oftentimes conflict   with   traditional managerial thinking.  For  example,  rapidly  falling  coordination  costs  and  the  rising relevance   of   data   make   diversification   patterns   profitable   that   contradict   today ́s dominant view that focused product-market positioning  is  best. This course explores the different  effects  the  digital  revolution  has  on  the  foundations  of  competitive  advantage and thereby prepares  its students  to design, apply, and  implement strategies and systems for digital innovation.

Course Title

Behavioral Analytics

Course Number

TLI 527

Course Description

TLI 527 – Behavioral Analytics

Behavioral Analytics has been designed to provide a foundation of skills and tools that enable students to determine their own  project topic, collect the data that they need,  manipulate  that  data,  and  perform  analysis  consistent  with  their  data.  This  is  an experiential  learning  process  that  offers a great  deal  of  flexibility  with  respect  to  the methods and tools used, and students are encouraged to create a final project in a manner consistent with publications within their discipline.

Course Title

Research in Open Innovation I

Course Number

TLI 625

Course Description

TLI 625 – Research in Open Innovation I

This is a research-oriented course designed for graduate students who aim to develop and implement  a  scientific  research  project  in  the  field  of  open  innovation.  They  will critically  discuss  and  evaluate  scientific  writings  relevant  to  the  new  research  area  of “open  innovation”  from  the  fields  and  disciplines  of  innovation  studies,  information systems, and other social sciences. Through synthesis of theories and frameworks used in academic  articles,  the  students  will  develop  a  theoretically  and  practically  motivated research  question.  They  will  also  implement  a  pilot  study  to  examine  their  hypotheses. The  Research  Center  for  Open  Digital  Innovation  (RCODI)  in  the  Discovery  Park  at Purdue  will  offer  opportunities  to  plan  and  implement  individual  questions,  if  students have  not  identified  their  own  data  source. In  addition, the  students  will  participate  in  an action-oriented  research  project  in  open  innovation  performed  by  the  class  as  a  group project to gain experience in experimental innovation research and practice.