|Teaching method||Contact hours|
|Course coordinator(s)||prof. dr. ir. JCM van Trijp|
|Lecturer(s)||prof. V Fogliano|
|dr. ir. PW van Kleef|
|prof. dr. ir. JCM van Trijp|
|dr. B Piqueras Fiszman|
|dr. EWI van Herpen|
|dr. GB Dijksterhuis|
|Examiner(s)||prof. dr. ir. JCM van Trijp|
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Assumed knowledge on:
MCB-20806 Principles of Consumer Studies; MCB-30306 Consumer Behaviour: Concepts and Research Methods.
Innovations in Marketing Decision Making; Thesis Marketing & consumer Behaviour; Sensory Research (ATV).
The human senses are the consumer's window to the world. This course teaches how sensory perception drives and affects consumer behaviour in the market place and how marketing offerings (products, services and environments) can be designed to optimize the consumer's experience.
After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- understand information processing along the sensory 'supply chain' from the physical stimulant (product, service, environment), through the human sensory perception system (peripheral and central nerve system) to the integration and action side of the human brain (appreciation, mood, and behaviour in the market place);
- understand dominant theories regarding when and why sensory perception is a relatively more or relatively less important driver of consumer preference and choice;
- demonstrate understanding of how sensory stimulation affects consumer behavior in the market place by applying the theory of this course for developing a new 'kids' product.
- lectures based on students' pre-reading of the literature;
- guest lectures;
- group work on assignment.
- written examination with open questions (70%);
- assessment of group assignment (30%);
Each component requires a minimum of 5 to pass.