Tartu, Estonia

Practical Training in Design Thinking

when 28 July 2024 - 7 August 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 650

This course will introduce principles of Design Thinking and problem solving.

We will design a digital product with the students. In seven days, students will get accustomed to the main methods and techniques of the Design Thinking process. Teams of 3-5 people will spend seven days working on real-life industry problem statements, and by the end of the course, they will design a prototype of the user-centric solution.

The teams will present their ideas, outcomes, plans and lessons learned to the partner company representatives and other teams.

Course leader

Maria Laanelepp and Yana Halas, University of Tartu

Target group


Course aim

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Turn a problem statement into a product vision.
2. Conduct user research, build empathy with a user.
3. Practice different ideation techniques.
4. Develop a product strategy and corresponding metrics to assess success.
5. Create and test product prototypes.
6. Present the prototype to potential customers.
7. Understand how to manage a product innovation project in a real-life setting.

Examination format: Team presentation of the solution, outcomes, lessons learned and plans for the future.

Fee info

EUR 650: Course fee
EUR 175: Accommodation in the student dormitories for 10 nights.


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