Designing Technology (formerly Innovation Technology)

Term: Winter Term (2021/2022) (virtual)
Type of Interaction: Designing Technology is a small course with about 25 students.
  • This course is brought to you in virtual sessions of both synchronous and asynchronous form.
  • The 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: Virtual room via Zoom Meeting: (Link will be send to all applicants for StudOn)
Time: Mondays from 13:15 to 16:30
Kickoff: 25.10.2021, 13:15 to 16:30 in virtual room via Zoom Meeting (Link will be send to all applicants on StudOn)
Language: English
Credit points/ Contact hours: 5 ECTS
StudOn & Registration: To StudOn Course

Course Registration (open from October 1st 2021)

Registration Process
After applying for participation on StudOn to the course you are placed on the waiting list. After the initial Kick-Off, all students who attended the meeting will be accepted to the course. Only in the case of a significant deviation from the maximum of 30 students will there be a random selection process with equal chances.
Univis: Course information on Univis
Syllabus: 2021-11-25-DT-Syllabus
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.


25.10.2021, 13:15 to 16:30 (virtually, Link will be send to all applicants on StudOn)

Post-Exam Reviews:

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