Digital Innovations and Design Thinking

Type of CourseSeminar
TermSummer term 2017

Monday, 10:00-15:00, single: 03.07.2017
Room: MZG/Blauer - 6.117
Monday, 10:00-15:00, single: 26.06.2017
Room: MZG/Blauer - 6.117
Thursday, 10:00-16:00, single: 29.06.2017
Room: MZG/Blauer - 6.117
Tuesday, 10:00-16:00, single: 27.06.2017
Room: MZG/Blauer - 6.117
Tuesday, 10:00-18:00, single: 04.07.2017
Room: MZG/Blauer - 6.117
Wednesday, 10:00-16:00, single: 28.06.2017
Room: MZG/Blauer - 6.117

Monday, 10:00-12:00, Paper Submission: 10.07.2017

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



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