Design Thinking and Product Design (German only)


What is Design? How are Creativity and Innovation connected with Design? Which techniques and tools are available? We will discuss those questions throughout the whole semester with the help of theoretical models, methods and processes, as well as practical application alongside a fictional product development.

We will discuss the following topics:

  • Design as discipline
  • Design Thinking
  • Creativity techniques and creativity workshops
  • Design theory and „Design laws“
  • Linking of design with product development
  • Analyse and understand product design

Next to teaching the theory, methods and processes, the seminar includes if applicable inviting guest lecturers, as well as one or more excursions (for example to the “Neue Museum”).

General information

The course is offered in each summer term. The course language is German.

For English speakers Level A2 is sufficient, English listeners can get help, homework and presentation can be done in English.

Find further information about this seminar on the German page.

Contact person

Stefan Dinter

Lecturer (Design Thinking and Product Design)

Lehrstuhl für Technologiemanagement