Design thinking is a systematic approach to complex problems from all areas of life. In contrast to many established approaches in science and practice, which approach tasks from the point of view of technical solvability, the design thinking process focuses on the wishes and needs of the user.

The design thinking participants look at the problem from the user's perspective in order to find innovative solutions. These can be products, services, processes or systems. Design thinking solutions must also combine technical feasibility and economic viability.

Design thinking space

Universität Rostock | Albert-Einstein- Str. 21 | 18059 Rostock

When applying the design thinking process, the main aim is to improve empathy and plastic thinking when finding solutions. To achieve this, creating an innovative and design-friendly culture is beneficial. The workplace is a key element for design thinking. The space in which people work together collaboratively has a strong influence on the behavior of the teams.

If you would like to visit us as a student, research assistant, with your research team or as an entrepreneur in our Design Thinking space, please get in touch with us:

By telephone on 0381-498-1192 or directly via the contact formular.

How to get here:

The Design Thinking Room is located at Albert-Einstein-Str. 21.

Arrival by train: 
Streetcar line 6, in the direction of Mensa, stops in the immediate vicinity and you only need a few minutes to walk to the Design Thinking Room.

Arrival by bus:
Take bus 28 (from Holbeinplatz) or line 20A (from Südstadt-Center) to the “Mensa” stop. There you have to cross the intersection. From there it is only a few minutes' walk along Albert-Einstein-Straße.

The room is located on the third floor in room 310.

Dr. Martin Setzkorn

+49 (0) 381 498 1198