Designing Technology

Term: Winter Term
Type of Interaction: Designing Technology is a small course with about 30 students and is held in person at WiSo.
  • This course has a lecture-guided format with a project-based application of learnings.
  • The course is structured by synchronous lectures once a week, in which key concepts for successful completion of the course will be explained.
  • In addition, knowledge bites are provided online, which need to be absorbed asynchronously and will then be discussed during the synchronous lectures.
  • Moreover, students will be divided into teams to work on projects. Here you will be able to work asynchronously, meaning the timing of the completion of tasks is at your own disposal and only needs to be coordinated within your team and with your mentors from our industry partner „ROBOYO“.
Course Type: Seminar with Lectures
Location: Kick-Off:

Room LG 0.222, Lange Gasse 20, 90403 Nuremberg

Lectures and Mid-Term Presentations:

Room LG 5.154, Lange Gasse 20, 90403 Nuremberg

Final Presentation:


Time: Mondays from 13:15 to 16:30
Kickoff: 16.10.2023, 13:15 to 15:00
Language: English
Credit points/ Contact hours: 5 ECTS
StudOn: Link to course

Link to join course

Registration Process
  • After applying for participation on StudOn to the course you are placed on the waiting list.
  • Everyone can join the Kick-Off meeting, whether you are registered for the StudOn course or not.
  • After the Kick-Off, you have ONE week to decide whether you want to take the course. A link to the final registration will be shared during the Kick-Off.
  • In case more than 30 students want to take the course, a random sample of 30 participants will be selected.
Univis: Course information in CAMPO
Syllabus: 2023-10-16-DT-Syllabus
Kick-Off slides:
DT Kick-Off Course Introduction and Organisation
Prof. Dr. Kathrin Möslein

The course covers the process of designing innovative artifacts to extend human as well as organizational capabilities and to solve problems within organizations and industries.

For a sound understanding of both social and technological aspects of various innovative technologies, students will primarily follow the design science research method, build artifacts and evaluate them, around a given theme. Understanding the design science paradigm and its application will enable students to develop knowledge on the management and use of information technology for managerial purposes and effectively communicate this knowledge.

Students will also be introduced to innovative technologies in the context of artificial intelligence and augmented reality that can link and enable different types of innovative technologies across the boundaries of socio-technical systems. Students will adopt this knowledge in practical work on design problems, which will be related to the usage of robotic process automation.

Theoretical approaches will be covered in the course:

• Design theory, systems theory, communication theories,

• Design science research and piloting

• Agile innovation and interactive value creation

Course Requirements:

The course requires analytical thinking, where students can identify and clearly articulate problems that they would like to solve and the process of solution-finding. While existing technical knowledge from students is welcome, it is not a prerequisite for the course. Students can also contribute by conducting theoretical/empirical research, along with developing IT artefacts. To conclude, the course offers a balance between creativity and scientific thinking, which can be of immense help to students seeking to learn either skill or both.


16.10.2023, 13:15 to 15:00 in room LG 0.222

Post-Exam Reviews:

For a post-exam review, please contact us within the week after the publication of the grades to arrange an appointment.