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Department Business and Economics

Design Thinking (Master - TM III)

Module: Design Thinking (Master - TM III)
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Tessa Flatten
Res. Assoc. Désirée Martinez-Schroeder
Scope / Credits: 4 SWS / 7,5 Credits
Language: German / English
Date and place: 09.10.2023 13:00-17:00, P1-05-306
10.10.2023 08:00-12:00, M 811
01.12.2023 13:00-17:00, ZESS Bochum
19.01.2023 09:00-12:00, tba
Beginning: 09.10.2023
Application: The application period is closed. Applications for the seminar are no longer possible. 

Online Application

The professorships Innovationsmangement and Technologiemanagement will have their onlineapplication together. For this reason the application formulars include seminars of both professorships! On the following webpage you find some explanations regarding the online application and by the time they are enabled the links to the application forms.

Contents overview

Changing customer needs, shortened product lifecycles and the emergence of boundary-spanning innovation efforts challenge the linear approach to product development. As a result, firms are experimenting with a broad range of alternative development approaches, featuring more iterative and customer-centric methodologies (e.g., agile development, design thinking). In this seminar, students will assume the perspective of a product development team, developing and designing a product prototype. Developed prototypes will 3D-printed, tested and refined in several iterations, giving students a real-life development experience with all elements of high dynamic market environments.

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Students are selected along the selection criteria for seminars and theses, which you can view here. You have the opportunity to enter your achievements and relevant non-university experience on the online platform.

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