Digital Innovations and Design Thinking


Type of Course Seminar
Term Summer term 2020
Credits 6 ECTS
Course language English
Responsible Instructors Rajagopalan, Balaji, Prof.
Neuss, Nicole, M.Sc.
Dates/Times/Locations Online Course (Dates in UniVZ)
Participation The registration period has expired. Please refrain from further requests for registration.
Exam 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.


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.

Learning goals:

  • 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

Additional information to this course can be found here: UniVZ.