Aarhus, Denmark

Introduction to Design Thinking: Understanding Creativity and Applying Innovation in real life

online course
when 5 July 2021 - 16 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 343

Design thinking is an increasingly popular approach in all fields to identify transformative opportunities and solve complex challenges. Developed by leaders in engineering, entrepreneurship, and creativity, design thinking is a human-centered process that has played a critical role in creating the culture of innovation in Silicon Valley and has helped organizations around the world improve.

This project-based course will give Aarhus University Summer University students the opportunity to improve and demonstrate their creative thinking skills in a rigorous framework. The course will be a modified version of the courses that Dan Gilbert has taught at Stanford University and the workshops he has led for leaders from education, health care, and industry around the world.

Working in teams, students will get hands-on experience in applying design thinking methods and strategies to real, relevant challenges with real clients. Students will then build connections between theoretical approaches and innovation that they can apply to their work at their home institutions and in their careers after university.

Course leader

Dan Gilbert

Target group

Bachelor's level

Fee info

EUR 343: Exchange students: No Fee

Freemovers, EU/EEA: 343 EUR

Freemovers, NON-EU/EEA: 730 EUR

Books, course materials, social programme, and housing are not included in the fee.


No scholarships available