Practical Training in Design Thinking, Short Course | University of Tartu | Tartu, Estonia
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Practical Training in Design Thinking

11 days
650 EUR/full
650 EUR/full
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This Practical Training in Design Thinking course from University of Tartu will introduce principles of Design Thinking and problem solving.


The Practical Training in Design Thinking course from University of Tartu will design a digital product with the students. In seven days, students will get accustomed to the main methods and techniques of the Design Thinking process. Teams of 3-5 people will spend seven days working on real-life industry problem statements, and by the end of the course, they will design a prototype of the user-centric solution.

The teams will present their ideas, outcomes, plans and lessons learned to the partner company representatives and other teams.

Learning outcomes:

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Turn a problem statement into a product vision.
  • Conduct user research, build empathy with a user.
  • Practice different ideation techniques. 
  • Develop a product strategy and corresponding metrics to assess success.
  • Create and test product prototypes.
  • Present the prototype to potential customers.
  • Understand how to manage a product innovation project in a real-life setting.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The problem, market and user research
  • Product vision
  • Product strategy and metrics
  • Persona & User Journey. Building empathy
  • Creative thinking
  • Ideation and solution sketching
  • Prototyping & user testing


Maria Laanelepp and Yana Halas, University of Tartu

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 11 days

Start dates & application deadlines






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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • BA, MA, PhD
Entry requirements:
  • Interest in design thinking & designing digital products.
  • No graphic design or development skills are needed.
  • Online application form
  • Motivation letter (up to 1 page) that demonstrates the applicant’s motivation to participate, his/her expectations about the programme, how participation in the summer programme relates to his/her studies and interests, and how the applicant plans to use the gained experience and knowledge in the future).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    650 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 650 EUR for the full programme during 11 days.
  • EU/EEA

    650 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 650 EUR for the full programme during 11 days.

Living costs for Tartu

300 - 600 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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  • DAAD scholarship 
  • Partial tuition fee coverage scholarship

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