On-site in Tartu 31 July - 10 August 2023
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 Management||Coordinating unit at UT||
Institute of Computer Science (Sandbox)
|Study Field:||Computer Science||Course Leader||Maria Laanelepp, Yana Halas|
|Format||Hands-on workshop||Location||Tartu, Estonia, Delta Centre|
|Course dates:||31- 10 August 2023||Apply by:||30 April 2023|
|Study group||BA, MA, PhD||Language||English|
Tuesday, 1 August
Introduction, process overview, problem statements.
Team formation & team dynamics
Wednesday, 2 August
The problem, market and user research.
Product vision. Product strategy and metrics.
Thursday, 3 August
Persona & User Journey. Building empathy
Friday, 4 August
Ideation and solution sketching.
Monday, 7 August
Prototyping & user testing.
Tuesday, 8 August
User testing and iterating.
Wednesday, 9 August
Preparing for the final presentations
The participants can take part in a cultural program in the evenings and at the weekend.
Interest in design thinking & designing digital products.
No graphic design or development skills are needed.
PS: Only complete applications including all annexes submitted by the deadline will be considered for selection.
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Turn a problem statement into a product vision.
2. Conduct user research, build empathy with a user.
3. Practice different ideation techniques.
4. Develop a product strategy and corresponding metrics to assess success.
5. Create and test product prototypes.
6. Present the prototype to potential customers.
7. Understand how to manage a product innovation project in a real-life setting.
Examination format: Team presentation of the solution, outcomes, lessons learned and plans for the future;
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.