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BK50A5200 Design Thinking, 4 cr 
Code BK50A5200  Validity 01.08.2019 -
Name Design Thinking  Abbreviation Design Thinking 
Credits4 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Energy Systems 

Amir Toghyani 

Description by Study Guide

Location: kokonaan verkossa / full digi
Will be organised first time in academic year 2020-2021
The course is intented only for students of MSc programme in Indutrial Design Engineering


M.Sc. (Tech.) 2



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Amir Toghyani, D.Sc. (Tech.), Post-Doctoral Researcher


After successfully completing the course, students are able to:

- Apply their knowledge in design of thinking methods
- Analyze and develop design proposals in interdisciplinary projects
- Identify and apply various aspects of design methodologies in product development
- Apply their knowledge about the traditional thinking and creative thinking
- Evaluate and justify new ideas in development of user based design methods and processes


- Design methodology and product development
- Evaluation and analysis of methods and creative processes
- Research in design
- Applying new processes in creation of novel products and services
- User based design methods
- Design based disciplines supporting multi-disciplinary problem solving approach
- The development of innovative products and services with focus on customers’ needs and expectations.

Teaching Methods 

Lectures 36 h, practical exercises, project assignments and seminars 30 h, independent study including final project 38 h. Total workload 104 h. (Lectures and exercise sessions will be arranged in Lahti campus)

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0-5, 50 % assignments and 50% final project

Course Materials 

Lecture material will be distributed via Moodle

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 


Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 



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