Course code


Date 2018

1 November 

Time and Place

9.00 - 17.00 p.m. in Design Lab

Course fee

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

Group size

Maximum of 25 participants


Geke Ludden and Armağan Karahanoğlu (UT-Interaction Design)

Course materials

Course materials will be provided during the training.


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.

RESULT & Content 

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.


Preparation 1 day (8 hours)

Workshop 1 day (8 hours) Nov 1st 9.00-17.00 DesignLab INFORM

Reflection Report (8h) en Peer feedback (4h).


Not applicable

Further information
Marjolein Rietman
Career Development Centre HR

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