Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the completion of the course, students

  • are familiar with key practices in design thinking and/or creativity in organizations
  • can describe key considerations for innovation and connect these to practical examples
  • can identify appropriate conditions to utilize select design thinking and/or creativity methods in different types of innovation initiatives

Credits: 3

Schedule: 05.09.2022 - 31.07.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Tua Björklund

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    This course is a self-study course, where students can choose from the online self-study modules offered on the MyCourse pages of the course that cover a changing collection of contemporary topics relevant to product development, innovation management and creative efforts in organizations. The full content of these modules becomes visible in MyCourses as soon as you register to the course, and these can be completed by the student at any time during the year. 

    Note that while the course modules can be completed at any time, study credits are awarded thrice a year, for those having completed all within-module components by the end of the evaluation periods of Periods I, III and V.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Completion and quality of individual online assignments.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Self-study of asynchronous online teaching modules available at MyCourses. Students can pick one or more of the available modules, determining the amount of study credits received for the course. The modules contain videos, readings and excercises to complete at the students' own pace. 


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I - Summer
    2023-2024 Autumn I - Summer

    Enrollment :

    The course is open to all Aalto students.