Credits: 5

Schedule: 25.09.2017 - 04.12.2017

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I-II (no teaching in 2018-2019)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

At the end of the course, students should understand the general structures for literature on design and the main strategies for disseminating research on design management in particular. They should also be able to devise a literature review on the management of design in relation to their own thesis topic.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The goal of the course is to support doctoral students with research topics in areas such as design business, design management and/or design strategy to more effectively approach literature on the management of design. The course provides a general introduction to the origin of design management and the structure of design literature from which the students are expected to devise and initiate a literature review in relation to their own thesis topic.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students need to display active participation in at least 80% of the contact sessions in the course. The final grade in the course is set in relation to the research report that students need to deliver at the end of the course.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The total workload in the course amounts to 135 Hours, including at least 15 hours of contact teaching.

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The reading list for the course is distributed at the beginning of the course and is, in part, set in relation to the research topics of the participants.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Minimum number of students: 8

Students are accepted to the course based on motivation and how literature on the management of design can further their doctoral studies . In applying for the course, students need to submit a brief motivation letter to the teacher-in-charge outlining the overall goal of their research and what topic they would like to address in their literature review.