Shaping wicked problem solvers: innovating educational programs through design thinking

DS 101: Proceedings of NordDesign 2020, Lyngby, Denmark, 12th - 14th August 2020

Year: 2020
Editor: Mortensen, N.H.; Hansen, C.T. and Deininger, M.
Author: Johansson, Christian; Jagtap, Santosh; Bertoni, Marco; Bertoni, Alessandro; Wall, Johan
Series: NordDESIGN
Institution: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Section: Teaching and Education
Page(s): 13
DOI number:
ISBN: 9781912254088


g changing societal needs and demands of industry. The paper presents the overall programme structure, consisting of three main focus streams — the engineering design core, three academic specializations (Product-Service Systems Design, Data-Driven Design, and Simulation-Driven Design), and the practical application profiling. Based on our experience of developing the overall programme structure, we offer recommendations for developing new programmes.

Keywords: design education, product development, design thinking, wicked problems, t-shaped engineers


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