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Creative and design thinking

Schedule of Online Design Thinking and Creativity Course,

By Geke Ludden & Armağan Karahanoğlu

The course will now be a combination of preparation by the participants (recorded lectures and homework) and an online workshop of half a day. Attendance during the online workshop with webcam and audio available is mandatory.  

The lectures will be pre-recorded and be shared in advance

              Lecture of prof. dr. Geke Ludden about creativity and design thinking: 30-35 minutes

              Lecture of dr. Armağan Karahanoğlu about creativity techniques: 20-25 minutes

 Preparation by participants (5-8 hours)

·       Watch the mini lectures (1-1:30 hours)

·       Read the reading materials (3-4 hours)

·       Prepare for the online exercises (1-1:30 hours)

1.       Find a picture that fascinates you – for instance, the launch of SpaceX rocket fascinated me, so I’ll bring a picture from the launch.

2.       Find these items and have them near your working place before coming to the online workshop:          

a.       Lego – PREFERABLE, or

b.       Scissors / paper/ colored pens / tape and other crafting materials


09.00-09:30                       Introductions and getting to know each other

Mini Creativity Exercises in breakout rooms

09:30-09:40                       Mini Break

09:40-10:10                       Exercise 1: Miro.com (Link will be shared with the students)

Introduce a problem and start discussions

Positive and Negative Brainstorming

10:10-10:20                       Mini Break

10:20-10:50                       Exercise 2: Miro.com (Link will be shared with the students)

Six Thinking Hats

10:50-11:00                       Mini Break

11:00-11:30                       Exercise 3:

Collaborative Prototyping

11:30- 12:00                      Discussion of Prototypes

General Discussion about the methods / ways to further implement results

 Final: Reflection Report (1 hour)

  • Course code

    CT-2011 and CT-2012

  • 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

    Tuesday 15 November 2022 (Designlab)

  • Time

    Preparation 1 day (8 hours)
    Workshop 1 day (3 hours) 9.00-12.00 

  • Location

    This course will be online and Designlab

  • 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.

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