Innovation Design

Semester: Summer Semester & Winter Semester
Course Type: Seminar
Location: Lange Gasse 20

Thursday, 16:45 – 18:15

Language: English
Credit points/ Contact hours: 2,5 ECTS/ 2 SWS
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Kathrin M. Möslein

Nina Lugmair, M.Sc.

Matthäus Wilga, M.Sc., M.Sc.

Dr. Carlos Rabes

The course Innovation Design is practice-oriented and aims to encourage students to solve real-life challenges that are provided by partner companies. The seminar follows a hands-on approach, where the students work in small teams and progress through a structured path e.g., from a fuzzy idea to a concrete prototype, where they are supported by professional material and templates as well as examples from practice. Throughout the various activities, the students acquire sound knowledge about lean and design thinking approaches to analyze, drive and design innovation-oriented projects and value-creation strategies. They also learn how to establish a convincing value proposition as well as business model to achieve a product-market fit, for example by integrating their customers along the innovation design process. Finally, the course aims to develop the presentation and storytelling skills of the students and enhance their pitching abilities.

The registration for this seminar is done on StudOn (Join via this link) and will be open from 26th September 2023, ending 14th October 2023 (both options, see below). Please let us know your preference in the comment text field that is going to pop up when you apply for the course (Please type “Option A = semester” or “Option B = block”) by 14.10. latest. Please notice that this is only a preference and not your final assignment.

We will collect your preferences and assign you to Option A or Option B by 15.10.. The number of places is limited and participants will be drawn randomly from the students, who registered for this course in the mentioned registration period.

Furthermore, an examination application is obligatory via campo (in the examination registration period). Students not registered for the examination will not be allowed to finish the course in the respective semester.

Further information will be provided during the KickOff.

In summer term 2023, the course is planned to be offered in two options, both targeting the same learning goals and similiar contents, but taking place at different times in the semester. You only have to take part in one of the two options to pass the course.

Option A is planned to be offered within the following timeslots:

Date Timeframe Location
19.10.2023 16:45 – 18:15 LG 0.142
26.10.2023 16:45 – 18:15 LG 0.143
02.11.2023 16:45 – 18:15 LG H3
16:45-18:15 LG 0.424
23.11.2023 16:45 – 18:15 Online
14.12.2023 15:00 – 16:30 LG H3
14.12.2023 16:45 – 18:15 LG H5

Option B is going to be offered as a block course by lecturer and chair alumnus Dr. Carlos Rabes in a later stage of the semester:

Date Timeframe Location
25.10.2023 9:45 – 16:30 FG 2.016
26.10.2023 11:30 – 18:15 FG 2.016
27.10.2023 9:45 – 16:30 LG 0.224
15:15 – 18:15 LG 0.144

More information regarding the dates will be announced soon.

Important note: Changes to some of these dates might be communicated on this website early in the semester, as we are still in discussions with practical partners for this course. The final schedule will be announced in the kickoff.