The SUGAR network brings together researchers from various university and fosters their engagement into joint research on Design Thinking. The community has three points of research interests. First, researchers investigate how Design Thinking can be taught to students as an innovation method. The second point of interest is the application of Design Thinking by companies and practitioners for innovation and new product development. And third, the network embarks on how Design Thinking influences business success.


Teaching Innovation in Interdisciplinary Environments: Toward a Design Thinking Syllabus
Wiesche, M., Leifer, L., Uebernickel, F., Lang, M., Byler, E., Feldmann, N., ...& Suzuki, S. (2018). In AIS SIGED International Conference on Information Systems Education and Research.
Combining Design Thinking and Agile Development to Master Highly Innovative IT Projects
Przybilla, L., Schreieck, M., Klinker, K., Pflügler, C., Wiesche, M., & Krcmar, H. (2018). Projektmanagement und Vorgehensmodelle 2018 - Der Einfluss der Digitalisierung auf Projektmanagementmethoden und Entwicklungsprozesse.
A Human-Centric Approach to Digital Innovation Projects in Health Care: Learnings from Applying Design Thinking
Przybilla, L., Klinker, K., Wiesche, M., & Krcmar, H. (2018). In 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2018). Yokohama.
Key Performance Indicators and Dimensions for the Innovation Process
Nappi, V., Kelly, K. (2018). 25th Innovation and Product Development Management Conference
An analysis of designer empathy in the early phases of design projects
Surma-aho, A., Björklund, T., Hölttä.Otto, K. (2018). DS 91: Proceedings of NordDesign 2018, Linköping, Sweden, 14th-17th August 2018
Divergent prototyping effect on the final design solution: the role of "Dark Horse" prototype in innovation projects
Durão, L.F.C.S. , Kelly, K., Nakano, D.N., Zancul, E. , McGinn, C.L. (2018). Procedia CIRP
Assessing the development of empathy and innovation attitudes in a project-based engineering design course
Surma-Aho, A., Björklund, T., Hölttä-Otto, K. (2018). In ASEE Annual Conference. American Society for Engineering Education
Service design principles for organizational well-being: Improving the employee experience through design thinking
Bertolotti, F., Di Norcia, M., & Vignoli, M. (2018). In ServDes2018-Service Design Proof of Concept (Vol. 150, pp. 736-750).Linköping University Electronic Press.
An Empirical Study on Design-Based vs. Traditional Approaches in Capstone Courses in Engineering Education
Zancul, E.S., Durao, L.F.C.S., Lopes, R.D., Nakano, D., Majzoub, G. G., Blikstein, P. , Dalmon, D.L. (2017). The International journal of engineering education
How Deutsche Bank’s IT Division Used Design Thinking to Achieve Customer Proximity
Vetterli, C., Uebernickel, F., Brenner, W., Petrie, C., & Stermann, D. (2016). MIS Quarterly Executive, 15(1), 37–53.
Needmining: Identifying micro blog data containing customer needs
Kuehl, N., Scheurenbrand, J., & Satzger, G. (2016). In ECIS (p. ResearchPaper185).
How tangible is your prototype? Designing the user and expert interaction
Donati, C., & Vignoli, M. (2015). International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing (IJIDeM), 9(2), 107-114.
Face to Face with Ambiguity and Diversity: Dynamics of Interdisciplinary Team Work in Different Phases of Explorative New Product Development Projects
Rekonen, S. (2014). NordDesign Conference, Espoo Finland / Melbourne Australia August 27-29.2014
From palaces to yurts: Why requirements engineering needs design thinking
Vetterli, C., Brenner, W., Uebernickel, F., & Petrie, C. (2013). IEEE Internet Computing, 17(2), 91–94.
Design Thinking as an Outreach Activity for Female Students
Kelly, K., Mooney, T. (2013). 30th International Manufacturing Conference
Issues of Collaboration within Global Project Teams
Kelly, K., Culleton M., Barrett, R., Weldon, P., Connolly, E. (2013). 30th International Manufacturing Conference
Dancing with ambiguity - Design thinking in interdisciplinary engineering education
Taajamaa, V., Sjöman, H., Kirjavainen, S., Utriainen, T., Repokari, L., Salakoski, T. (2013). Design Management Symposium (TIDMS), 2013 IEEE Tsinghua International (pp. 353-360). IEEE., At Shenzhen, China
Building agile design teams
Vignoli, M., Ferioli, G., & Steinert, M. (2013). In DS 75-3: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13) Design For Harmonies, Vol. 3: Design Organisation and Management, Seoul, Korea 19-22.08. 2013 (pp. 121-130).
Student Facebook connections in a Global Project Based Engineering Design Course
Suzuki, S., & Leifer, L. (2009). In DS 58-10: Proceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design, Vol. 10, Design Education and Lifelong Learning, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 24.-27.08. 2009 (pp. 215-226).
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