Design Thinking: Design Science – Designerly Ways

“Design Thinking: Design Science – Designerly Ways”

The ‘Design Thinking’ short-term course calls for architectural innovation, describing the process of object creation and exploring the process superimposed on another object/creation (could range from an urban space, activity/behavior pattern, or a specific building/structure).  The program shall cover Brain Storming Design exercises with respect to Cross Stimulation (Fractionation technique for getting ideas moving), Suspended Judgment (Suggestions by participants with no attempt at evaluation of ideas) and The formality of the Setting (Dividing things into sub-categories and put ting them together in new ways)

The participants will be divided into small groups and each shall be given a random wicked problem to define and look for a holistic solution of the same.

The program shall cover Brain Storming Design exercises with respect to three stages.

  • Cross Stimulation (Fractionation technique for getting ideas moving)
  • Suspended Judgment (Suggestions with no attempt at evaluation of ideas) 
  • The formality of the Setting (Dividing things into sub-categories and to put them together in new ways)

Day 1& 2 : Empathize (Modeling and Visualization)
Day 3 & 4 : Define (Mental Imagery)
Day 5 & 6 : Ideate (Reflection in thinking)
Day 7 & 8 : Prototype (Passion & Messiness)
Day 9 & 10 : Test and Implement (Analogies & Simile)

The course is suitable for all ages and preferably for participants from the fields of design, technology, art, architecture, and management.

Participants of the course will develop the ability to define a problem and search for specific, holistic solutions. This can be useful for professional activities as well as for university studies.

Pappal Suneja

  • 1993, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
  • MSc "Design Research", Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Studies.

The course fee is 890 EURO.

690 EURO for students & alumni
350 EURO for BUW students

The course fee includes:

  • Orientation & Support
  • Programme according to description
  • Teaching materials
  • Bauhaus Summer School ID card
  • Daily Lunch at the University Cafeteria (Monday - Friday)
  • Certificate
  • Internet access at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • Free use of library
  • Accompanying programme including excursions
  • Free entrance to museums belonging to Klassik Stiftung Weimar
  • Travel by public transport in Weimar

Please note our terms and conditions (admission conditions, cancellation conditions etc.)

The course fee does not include:

  • Travel costs
  • Accommodation
  • Insurance
  • Additional excursions

1. Online Registration

Please register first in our system ► Registration
Please follow the instructions on the page.

2. Documents

Please submit until 01.05.24 the following documents:.

  • CV

  • Letter of motivation



3. Selection Process

All applicants will receive notification about the outcome of the selection process as soon as possible via e-mail. In case of a positive answer you will receive the invoice simultaneously which you will have to pay within 10 days. If applicants fail to do this, places will be given to others on the waiting list.

If you need a VISA, we recommend you to get informed now about the requirements and to make an appointment with the German embassy in your home country.

A maximum of 20 applicants will be selected to participate in this course.

Participants shall be encouraged to rethink through a logical and user-oriented rational approach to architectural design. The goal is to reflect beyond the intuitive and passionate ideas that allow signature creations.



August 17 - August 31, 2024



The course language is English.