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Advanced Practical Course - Design Thinking for Business Innovation (IN2106, IN2128, IN212808)
Master-Praktikum - Design Thinking for Business Innovation 1 (IN2106, IN2128, IN212808)

Course 0000000492 in WS 2017/8

General Data

Course Type practical training
Semester Weekly Hours 6 SWS
Organisational Unit Informatics 17 - Chair of Information Systems (Prof. Krcmar)
Lecturers Kai Klinker
Michael Lang
Responsible/Coordination: Manuel Wiesche

Assignment to Modules

Further Information

Courses are together with exams the building blocks for modules. Please keep in mind that information on the contents, learning outcomes and, especially examination conditions are given on the module level only – see section "Assignment to Modules" above.

additional remarks In this inter-semester course, student teams work on real world problems, which are provided by company partners from a company-specific innovation challenge. A project budget is provided for which the student teams themselves are responsible. Students from different departments of TUM work together in interdisciplinary teams. Moreover, every TUM student team works with a student team from a partner university of the SUGAR network ( For example, it is possible to work together with students from Stanford University, the University of St. Gallen, the Hasso Plattner Institute, the Aalto University or the Tokyo Institute of Technology. In the course, the teaching concept of "experiential learning" is applied. The students continuously learn "Design Thinking" basics in a lecture format, which they directly apply in their project. Throughout the course, students receive individual support from Design Thinking experts, scientists and company representatives. The "Design Thinking" techniques help students to solve complex problems in an agile and creative fashion. These techniques are used directly in the development of innovative prototypes in the form of products, services or processes. The course "Design Thinking for Business Innovation" provides proximity to companies. Students will get insight into the inner workings of companies through company visits and meetings at milestone events in which company representatives participate during the course. Course overview: The seminar is offered annually throughout the semester as a combination of a practical course and a seminar for master students from various study programs. Amongst others, students of information systems, business administration, computer science, games engineering, mechanical engineering, CDTM, physics, mathematics and electrical engineering can apply. Start of the practical course: 20.09.2017 (WS 2017/18); End of the seminar: 10.07.2018 (SS 2018) The seminar "Design Thinking for Business Innovation 2" (IN2107, IN4891) builds upon the knowledge of the practical course. As the Design Thinking course is designed as an inter-semester format, the successful completion of the practical course requires participation in the seminar as well as the practical course "Design Thinking for Business Innovation 1" (IN2106, IN4200). Throughout the course, students will be able to present their interim results at various milestone meetings (travel expenses will be covered). The dates are provisional and will be finalized four weeks before each event: Introductory event "Design Thinking Bootcamp" at the University of St. Gallen (23.-24.09.2017); Global kickoff in Stanford (06 – 14.11.2017). Fall Presentations (11th or 12.12.2017); Design Thinking Workshop in January or February; Winter Presentations (12.-13.03.2018). In the last phase of the course, the final prototype will be created and presented at the final presentation of the global Sugar Community in Stanford (04.-08.06.2018) as well as in front of experts at the TUM (10.07.2018).
Links E-Learning course (e. g. Moodle)
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Equivalent Courses (e. g. in other semesters)

WS 2019/20 Advanced Practical Course - Design Thinking for Business Innovation (IN2106, IN2128, IN212808) Engert, M. Kauschinger, M. Klinker, K. Pfaff, M. Przybilla, L. … (total 8) Wed, 09:00–18:00, MI 01.13.007
Thu, 16:00–18:00, MI 01.13.008
Thu, 16:00–18:00, MI 01.13.008
Wed, 08:00–18:00, MI 01.13.008
Thu, 16:00–18:00, MI 01.13.008
Mon, 16:00–18:00, MI 01.13.008
Mon, 16:00–18:00, MI 01.13.010
Wed, 08:00–18:00, MI 01.13.010
Mon, 16:00–18:00, MI 01.13.010
Mon, 16:00–18:00, MI 01.13.010
and singular or moved dates
WS 2018/9 Advanced Practical Course - Design Thinking for Business Innovation (IN2106, IN2128, IN212808) Klinker, K. Lang, M. Przybilla, L. Schreieck, M. Wiesche, M. Thu, 08:00–16:00, MI 01.13.007
Tue, 16:00–18:00, MI 01.13.008
Thu, 08:00–20:30, MI 01.13.008
Tue, 16:00–18:00, MI 01.13.008
Wed, 14:00–16:00, MI 01.13.010
Tue, 16:00–18:00, MI 01.13.010
Thu, 08:00–20:30, MI 01.13.010
and singular or moved dates
WS 2016/7 Advanced Practical Course - Design Thinking for Business Innovation (IN2106, IN4200) Klinker, K. Lang, M.
Responsible/Coordination: Wiesche, M.
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