"Design Thinking" is an innovation philosophy that has its roots at Stanford University. It is a human-centered approach to innovation which focuses on feasibility, viability, and - even more importantly - on the desirability of new products and services. Large corporations (General Electric, Deutsche Bank, Procter & Gamble, SAP) increasingly adopt this way of innovation to ensure that customers and users really need the newly developed product and services. The course teaches this innovation philosophy, various methods, and tools that have been developed globally by different companies and organizations. The primary objective of this course is to understand the value of the Design Thinking methodology and to raise awareness by applying a few of its tools in an interactive format. The lecture will show students how to empathize with humans, how to identify their needs, and how to provide them with innovative solutions. Basic knowledge about success factors in the adoption and implementation of Design Thinking will be gained through case discussions.