Creative and design thinking


Through preparation, workshop and reflection, participants will learn how design thinking differs from (the often dominant) scientific way of thinking and how they can benefit from it and use it in their PhD project. In the workshop that will be held in the DesignLab of UT, participants will be informed about the DesignLab method and general theory on creativity and design thinking. Furthermore, in a creative session, we will work in small groups and apply various creativity techniques to problems/ issues that the participants bring to the table. Participants will leave the workshop with knowledge about creativity, a range of new creative tools that they can use and with new ideas for their PhD project. Participants will then write a reflection on how creativity techniques have helped generating new ideas OR a plan to integrate design thinking and creativity / creativity techniques in their project in the future. They will receive expert feedback on this reflection report.

  • Course code


  • Programme is for

    For PhDs who would like to benefit (in work and life) from adopting designerly ways of thinking and doing and who would like to learn and work with creativity techniques that they can directly apply to their PhD project.

  • ECTS

    The study load for this course is roughly equivalent to 1 ECTS.

  • Date

    28 November 2019
    9.00 - 17.00 p.m.

  • Time

    Preparation 1 day (8 hours)
    Workshop 1 day (8 hours) 9.00-17.00 

  • Location

    Design Lab (room Inform), UT Campus

  • Course fee

    This training will be paid from central funds. However, you do need permission from your head of department.

  • Maximum participants

    Maximum of 25 participants

  • Trainers

    Geke Ludden

    Armağan Karahanoğlu

  • Course materials

    Course materials will be provided during the training.

Further information
Marjolein Rietman
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November 2019
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