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Design Thinking for Agile Innovation

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Design Thinking for Agile Innovation
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020
Module code: IBB-650
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4PA (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Project work

[updated 13.09.2018]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

IBB-650 (P420-0542) International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , semester 6, optional course, general subject
WIB21-WPM-I-701 (P420-0542) Industrial Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , semester 5, optional course, general subject
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Köhler
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Köhler

[updated 25.11.2019]
Learning outcomes:
Students who have successfully completed this module, ...
... are familiar with the theoretical basics of technology and innovation management
... can name the tasks of technology and innovation management in companies
... know phase models (Design Thinking, Cross-Industry Innovation) for the successful generation of innovations
... can apply selected systematic methods of technology and innovation management in practice
... can create an innovation-friendly atmosphere in teams
... have gathered a mindset that promotes innovation
... can translate an innovation into a business model and market it
... have experienced the ups and downs of an innovation project with Design Thinking themselves

[updated 04.02.2020]
Module content:
1. Introduction to innvoation management
2. Introduction to Design Thinking
3. Disruption, structural and organizational aspects of innovation management
4. Design Thinking Phase 1: Inspiration
5. Deisgn Thinking Phase 2: Ideation
6. Deisgn Thinking Phase 3: Implementation
7. Basics of technology management
The course is supported by innovation labs and self-study phases in which students work on a design thinking project.

[updated 12.06.2019]
Teaching methods/Media:
Lectures with excercises
Innovation labs
Project work
Project reporting

[updated 04.02.2020]
Additional information:
Disruption was voted "Economic Word of the Year" by the FAZ in 2015 and is associated with the fact that companies and business models that have been successful for decades suddenly have no more future. In the meantime, companies have realised that good ideas alone are not enough to be innovative and thus, successful in the long term. Ideas only become innovations when they turn into products or services that are successful on the market. This elective teaches how this works, which obstacles must be overcome and how innovations are created systematically.
Please register via the Moodle Learning Management System.

[updated 04.02.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
Vullings/Heleven: Not invented here - Cross-Industry-Innovation, BIS Publishers, 2015
Brown: Change by Design, HarperCollins
Bower/Christensen: Disruptive technologies - Catching the wave. in: Harvard Business Review, Jan/Feb 1995
Christensen: The Innovator´s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail (Management of Innovation and Change), Harvard Business Review Press, 2013
Ries: The Lean Startup: How Today´s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses, Currency, 2011
Dark Horse Innovation: Digital Innovation Playbook, Murmann Publishers, 2017
Lewrick/Link/Leifer: The Design Thinking Playbook, Wiley, 2018
… and additional reading material distributed during the course

[updated 27.01.2020]
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