Netherlands, Enschede

Leaders of Innovation and Impact

when 11 August 2019 - 20 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 875

At the end of the course, you will be able to understand and apply the Design Thinking techniques used at the Design Lab of the University of Twente. These techniques will provide you with a solid foundation to build up on your solutions for complex problems. Before you can come up with a solution, you need to understand the scope of the problem and the stakeholders’ needs.

Course leader

Mascha van der Voort: Professor in Human Centred Design at the Faculty of Engineering Technology and Scientific Co-director of the DesignLab of the University of Twente.

Target group

advanced bachelor students

Course aim

At the end of the course, you will be able to understand and apply the Design Thinking techniques used at the Design Lab of the University of Twente. These techniques will provide you with a solid foundation to build up on your solutions for complex problems. Before you can come up with a solution, you need to understand the scope of the problem and the stakeholders’ needs. You will learn how to employ techniques using your creativity and eventually convert your creative ideas into innovative solutions. You will learn and discuss about the responsibility of innovation. The course will also look into the ethics related to innovation and more specifically the responsibility for the possible side effects caused by innovation. Convincing the stakeholders that your idea is the best is vital, therefore you will work on how to communicate effectively with your stakeholders and how to present your ideas. At the end of the course, you will have received all the skills and knowledge to look on a strategic level to the complete process of complex problem solving.

The course will focus on the following skills and methods:

Design thinking
Complex problem solving
Defining problem scopes
Critical reflection
Effective communication
Presenting ideas
Prototyping
Creativity
Responsible innovation
Creating confidence
Multidisciplinary collaboration

Fee info

EUR 875: Our fee is an all-in package consisting the following components:

- A stay at the inspirational campus of the University of Twente
- Course participation
- Course materials
- A tent to sleep in (included: air mattress, flashlight, pillow and sleeping bag)
- WiFi
- Food (breakfast, lunch and evening meal)
- Coffee/tea
- Free entry to the UT Sport Centre

Scholarships

No scholarships offered! Please check your current/home university!