Practical Training in Design Thinking

On-site in Tartu 28 July - 7 August 2024

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.

Focus area:Design Thinking and Digital Product ManagementCoordinating unit at UTInstitute of Computer Science (Sandbox)
Study Field:Computer Science Course LeaderMaria Laanelepp, Yana Halas
FormatHands-on workshopLocationTartu, Estonia, Delta Centre
Course dates:28 July - 7 August 2023Apply by:30 April 2024
ECTS:3Fee:650 €
Study groupBSc, MSc, PhDLanguageEnglish


  • Maria Laanelepp, University of Tartu
  • Yana Halas, University of Tartu

Application period: 15 January - 30 April 2024


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NB! Please note that every applicant must pay the application fee of 25 EUR. In the application form you must upload proof of payment. Please complete the payment on the application fee payment page. 

Two weeks prior to the start of the programme an information file will be sent to all participants. This file contains the daily schedule and relevant contact information of the programme managers.

Students are responsible for their travel, accommodation and travel insurance (visa arrangements if needed) from their home country to Tartu and back to their home country. It is recommended to visit the Tartu Welcome Centre website and arrival and housing section to find accommodation opportunities.

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