Industrial Design

Transfomational Design

Integrated course, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

What can ways out of a resource-consuming growth society look like?
What (extended) role do designers play here?
Transformation Design deals with the contribution companies can make to a sustainable, meaningful and qualitative future. Designers are increasingly taking on the role of holistic, strategic advisors.

Learning outcomes

WHY: Students learn to reflect on their own positioning - WHY am I doing what I am doing?

HOW: They will get to know development processes in the specific context of companies and responsible persons working there. They get an overview of methodologies, tools, opportunities and risks of change processes - HOW can I get involved?

WHAT: You get to know examples from different industries - WHAT can I move, change, influence?

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Welzer H., Sommer B., Transformationsdesign - Wege in eine zukunftsfähige Moderne.
What design can do -
Kotter J., Leading Change.
Christensen C., The Innovators Dilemma.

Mode of delivery

integrated course

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Bachelor Degree

Assessment methods and criteria

The individual course units are assessed.
The graduates take part in interactive exercises, work on short tasks in relation to the lecture content, develop and present tasks in small groups. Their interactivity, depth of content, critical analysis and reflectivity are assessed.