Innovation Through Design ThinkingSemester Course

Innovation Through Design Thinking, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Communication, Design, Entrepreneurship
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Design Thinking is “the ability to combine empathy for the context of a problem, creativity in the generation of solutions, and rationality to analyze and fit solutions to the context” (Robin Lanahan, Microsoft). It applies the ways designers work to a broader set of issues and problems in business and society. This course presents tools, processes, theories, and cases of Design Thinking in a language that is understood by all disciplines, no matter what experience the learner has. The course mixes illustrated lectures with fast-paced, hands-on multidisciplinary project activity.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Business, Graphic Design


Mikael Fuhr

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Architect and Industrial Designer (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1987). +20 years of experience in design management, innovation, communication and leadership. Design manager and project manager in DSB - Danish State Railways, 1998-1999, Head of Design Vision Lab in DSB, Director of Design in DSB, Founding Partner in FUHR, 2011. With DIS since 2013.

Architecture and Design, Mikael Fuhr

Dorte Mari Aggergaard

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.A. (Modern Culture & Communication, University of Copenhagen). B.A. (Art History and Pedagogy/Educational Studies, University of Copenhagen and Roskilde University). Visiting scholar at the University of Leeds and Brown University. Member of the Denmark Committee at Brown, and DIS representative at Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and Brown. Worked for EC Safer Internet Programme, recipient of an EU Lifelong Learning Programme grant for a project on cross-cultural learning. With DIS since 2014.