Digital Innovations and Design Thinking

SemesterSoSe 2016

Donnerstag, 10:00-16:00, Einzel: 23.06.2016
Raum: Oec - 1.162
Donnerstag, 10:00-16:00, Einzel: 30.06.2016
Raum: Oec - 1.163
Freitag, 10:00-16:00, Einzel: 01.07.2016
Raum: Oec - 1.164
Freitag, 10:00-16:00, Einzel: 24.06.2016
Raum: Oec - 1.163
Mittwoch, 10:00-16:00, Einzel: 22.06.2016
Raum: Oec - 1.162
Mittwoch, 10:00-16:00, Einzel: 29.06.2016
Raum: Oec - 1.162
Dienstag, 10:00-12:00, Vorbespr.: 26.04.2016
Raum: ZHG - ZHG003

Donnerstag, 10:00-12:00, Abg. Hausarbeit: 07.07.2016

Rajagopalan, Balaji, Prof.
Eickhoff, Matthias, Dr.

Learning outcome, core skills:

 At the end of this active-learning based course, the student is expected to:

  • Comprehend the opportunities created by digital innovations
  • Understand and apply the process for design thinking
  • Design digital solutions to meet customer needs
  • Design and evaluate entrepreneurial action


With technology disrupting firms and increasingly, entire industries, the imperative is for students to have a deep understanding of digital innovations that are likely to shape the future and have the capacity to innovate.

This project-based interdisciplinary course positioned at the intersection of digital innovations, design thinking and entrepreneurship is aimed at delivering the competencies demanded by businesses, non-profits and government agencies alike - an understanding of transformational opportunities created by digital technologies and the capacity to innovate.

To help students build the capacity to innovate, the course uses the design thinking framework developed at Stanford University and widely used across the world today.


Presentation (approx. 30 minutes) with written elaboration (max 12 pages total, divided into three parts)

Examination requirements:

To pass the course, students have to write a seminar paper and give a related presentation. They have to demonstrate that they are able to systematically apply their knowledge of digital innovations and design thinking.

Recommended previous knowledge:

Basic knowledge of Business Administration and Information Management


Begins on 27.01.2016 and ends on 29.02.2016 18.03.2016.

In case of questions, please send an e-mail to Matthias Eickhoff (