New Nordic Design Thinking




You will learn to:

  • apply New Nordic Design Thinking within your own field of study
  • solve complex problems that require cross-disciplinary efforts
  • understand the cultures you are working in, both inside and outside an organisation
  • engage public and private organizations, users and other stakeholders in your work
  • manage co-creation projects
  • contribute to design research.

Do you want to make a difference, engage in challenges, develop tomorrow’s world? Yes, collaborating with students across the natural sciences, health, engineering, business and humanities is demanding – yet highly rewarding!

This is what it takes to make your science matter in society. Become a talented, visionary, high achiever who wants to make a difference. Design thinking is recognized as a strong innovation driver within many professions. In a fast-moving world we increasingly face new challenges that demand radically alternative ways of thinking and doing. Nordic countries have strong design, innovation and organizational traditions.

Design Thinking helps both identify and solve a wide range of difficult challenges. In particular those where solutions require that multiple sciences work together, and where many different people are involved: citizens, specialists, organizations, businesses, administrators, policy makers etc.

SDU Design has a unique approach to New Nordic Design Thinking, as we combine Design Cultures, Participatory Innovation and Design Management research and practice. At SDU we have ground-breaking research in place. As students, working with experienced researchers and professional practitioners you will investigate and bring into play the ‘Nordic’ of ‘Design Thinking’, engage others in a truly cross-disciplinary environment and apply what you learn to your main study discipline.

More info

New Nordic Design Thinking (en)
20 ECTS Programme
+10 ECTS Programme
Innovation Camps
How to apply

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Vicki Sørensen Lei

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