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Design Thinking als Vorgehensmodell für studentische Projekte

  • Projects in universities challenge the students in terms of organizing the project progress and coordinating team members. In order to cover the content of the courses in more depth and to prepare the students for their future employment the technical university of cologne (Campus Gummersbach) includes various team projects into its curriculum. Procedure models are helpful ways to structure the project tasks and ensure the communication between team members and stakeholders. The course Projectmanagement presents procedure models such as Waterfall Model, V-Model and Scrum that are mostly used in business context and software engineering. An agile procedure model that is not part of the curriculum is called Design Thinking. It is a suitable approach for student projects as it combines the requirement of an open mindset, a creative, experimental working method and an interdisciplinary toolbox. The objective of this thesis is to design a concept for a procedure model that is customized to students' needs. The growing practice of the design thinking method and other agile procedures within the business world, also increases the importance for students to apply of such models in preperation for professional work. To define the requirements for the recommended procedure model, the first step is to elaborate on the processes and challenges that are currently used in student projects. Then the procedure models Waterfall Model, V-Model and Scrum are presented and evaluated taking into account the students' preferences. Next, Design Thinking is presented structured into three parts: mindset, process and toolbox. The most suitable projects to apply this method are identified in the subsequent analysis. Finally, the most appropriate aspects of the presented procedure models as well as the Design Thinking processes are detected, framed and combined into a new procedure model. The new model is illustrated using a graphical representation and a corresponding explanation. It is clustered into the three fundamental project phases: Planning, Execution and Closure. The Planning phase forms the foundation for a well functioning team and successful project progress. Execution is based on the Design Thinking approach and integrates an iteration-loop formed by the subphases Exploration, Idea Generation, Prototyping, Test and Implementation. The final phase Closure is an incentive for a more creative approach to create final presentations. This model can be developed further and be used for example as a didactic instrument and as a link between the diverse disciplines in interdisciplinary projects across different universities. In this way students learn to apply agile procedures and work in interdisciplinary teams.

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Verfasserangaben:Clara Kuntz
Gutachter:Christian Kohls, Uwe Müsse
Veröffentlichende Institution:Hochschulbibliothek der Technischen Hochschule Köln
Titel verleihende Institution:Technische Hochschule Köln
Datum des Hochladens:01.12.2020
GND-Schlagwort:Design Thinking; Problemlösen
Freies Schlagwort / Tag:Design Thinking; Projekt; Vorgehensmodell
Fakultäten und Zentrale Einrichtungen:Informatik und Ingenieurwissenschaften (F10)
DDC-Sachgruppen:000 Allgemeines, Informatik, Informationswissenschaft
Open Access:Open Access
Lizenz (Deutsch):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY-NC-ND - Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitungen 4.0 International