Design thinking is no longer limited to the creative sector or function. It is a proven methodology of applying creative thinking to solve problems and design new solutions. Design Thinking uses methods and concepts from the creative field to tackle the most diverse challenges, without losing sight of the core business strategy and customer needs.
Today, design thinking has become a major strategic tool to drive innovation in companies. Innovative design focussed companies have laid the groundwork for its application by demonstrating how it can be used to design more appealing, intuitive and user-friendly products. Apple and Ideo are some successful examples.
Design thinking is applied in interdisciplinary projects where design and management are integrated to design innovative solutions. In order to successfully establish new products and services in the market, in addition to a deep understanding of customer requirements, the product teams must also consider profitability, technical feasibility and future developments.
The Master’s specialisation in Design Thinking prepares you to think outside the box to devise improved and new solutions keeping the user needs and value creation at the centre.
The Design Thinking course from Macromedia University of Applied Sciences teaches you the ability to learn from people, uncover patterns and apply design principles to discover optimal solutions. Do you want to improve products and services applying your creativity and user-orientation? Then the Master's specialisation in Design Thinking is just the right match for you.
Potential careers after the Design Thinking specialisation
With the Master's specialisation in Design Thinking, you qualify for numerous opportunities in design-oriented organisations. Potential employers could be advertising agencies, media houses, fashion houses, innovative corporations and start-ups. Some examples of potential future roles, among others, are:
- Product Developer
- Service Developer
- Product Manager
- Head of Design
- Design Strategist
- Creative Director
- Design Researcher
- Brand Manager
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Students who study the Master's degree in Design Thinking can work on study projects in the following areas:
- Project management and project controlling
- Design methods, models and theories
- Linear models and interactive design
- Leadership and self-management
- User Experience Design and Design Systems
- Design theory
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- 18 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- 90 ECTS and 120 ECTS for the 3-semester and 4-semester Master's respectively
DisciplinesDesign Graphic Design User Experience Design View 4 other Masters in User Experience Design in Germany
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
A Bachelor's degree with 210 ECTS for admission to the 3-semester Master's programme with 90 ECTS or a Bachelor's degree with 180 ECTS for admission to the 4-semester Master's programme with 120 ECTS.
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International13000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6500 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
EU/EEA13000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6500 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.