Design Thinking. A Method for Interdisciplinary Problem Solving
Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation / Vienna University of Economics and Business (A)
Fri, 14.09.2012–Sat, 15.09.2012
With the goal of systematically developing innovative ideas, possible solutions, and first function models, participants from
different fields of expertise will be working together on a real-life case study in an interdisciplinary team. The workshop
is based on the interdisciplinary method of Design Thinkinga structured, versatile, and user-centered approach to successfully generate innovations, from the development of new
products and services to full-fledged new business models. One core element of the learning experience, aside from methodological
knowledge, is interdisciplinary collaboration and mutual transfer of knowledge and exchange of experience across disciplines
and thus becoming familiar with new perspectives and approaches.
The concrete task pursued with the workshop partner Tait Communications on the basis of a realistic case study is innovative communication solutions for safety facilities in public-service personnel.
Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The institute of the Vienna University of Economics and Business is leading in the area of Open and User Innovation. Using
real-life case studies, methods and research insights are developed with the help of partners from the economy. The workshop
will be directed by teaching assistants and researchers Ilse-Maria Klanner and Susanne Roiser, who also developed the award-winning
interuniversity InnoLAB program. e-and-i.org