Engaging Digital Engineering Students in 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: Traifeh, Hanadi; Nicolai, Claudia; Refaie, Reem; Meinel, Christoph
Series: NordDESIGN
Institution: Hasso Plattner Institute
Section: Teaching and Education
Page(s): 14
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.35199/NORDDESIGN2020.30
ISBN: 9781912254088


This research paper examines the impact of the Design Thinking process in cultivating creative confidence and encouraging empathy towards others. Our target group included students in general; Digital Engineering students in particular. This research reports on the finding gauged from two Design Thinking workshops that took place at the HPI D-School in 2017 and 2018. We applied the Competency Based Creative Agency Scale, a self-reported scale, to evaluate the participants’ creative self-efficacy and perception of their own creative capacity.

Keywords: design creativity, design thinking, creative confidence, empathy, problem solving


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