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195.047 Creativity and Ideas
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2012S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Aim of course

With this course we aim to impart knowledge regarding theoretical concepts and practical methods for creative brainstorming in technical as well as socio-economic composition and conceptual design. Students are supposed to design individual as well as group oriented ideation processes. Moreover, students will learn how to apply that knowledge for design, creation, and selection of own innovative approaches and business models. A special focus is dedicated to the design of interaction in and with creative teams.

Subject of course

This lecture is part of the supplementary curriculum innovation. The curriculum is designed for three semester and finishes with a Diploma Supplement. Only a restricted number of students will be accepted for the curriculum. Registration is necessary and students have to apply according a pre-defined application procedure. (next submission deadline: Friday December 14th, 2012)

The first part of the course focuses on imparting knowledge on important techniques on creativity exploring and explaining the most important tools for creativity gaining. Selected techniques will be explored theoretically, practically, and discussed. Elaborated methods will be rolled over into practical projects together with experts in the domain of innovation, screen and web design, knowledge management. In this course you will gain insights into creativity processes as well as you will learn how to be part of and deal with creative experts and teams.


  • creativity techniques
    - brainstorming, brainwriting
    - morphing
    - TRIZ (Theory of inventive problem solving)
  • creators (social aspects, teams, diversity)
  • idea journals

Interaction with creative teams and designers

Idea selection

  • evaluation
  • decision making

Presentation and literature studies; implementation of creativity and its tools; interaction with experts on innovation management; design and investment; application of creativity techniques and ideation; critical reflection (technical as well as economical view points) by evaluation

Additional information

Erich Prem is the CEO of eutema Technology Management. He is a graduate engineer in computer science and holds a PhD in computer science from the Technical University of Vienna. Dr. Prem also graduated in managerial economics and received an MBA in General Management from Donau University. He is an experienced co-ordinator of many international projects in ICT research and technology management and a frequent evaluator of research projects. For the last 10 years, he has worked in research management and policy with a focus on ICT research strategy. Dr. Prem has a scientific background in Artificial Intelligence and epistemology. He was a researcher at the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence and a guest researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also a lecturer at the University of Vienna and has published more than 45 scientific articles.




Course dates

Fri09:00 - 12:3020.04.2012Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) Supplementary Curriculum: Creativity and Ideas
Fri09:00 - 12:3027.04.2012Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) Supplementary Curriculum: Creativity and Ideas
Fri09:00 - 12:3004.05.2012Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) Supplementary Curriculum: Creativity and Ideas
Fri09:00 - 18:0011.05.2012Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) Supplementary Curriculum: Creativity and Ideas
Sat09:00 - 13:0012.05.2012Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) Supplementary Curriculum: Creativity and Ideas

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
12.03.2012 10:00 12.03.2012 12:00 12.03.2012 12:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 926 Business Informatics Mandatory2. Semester
066 931 Computational Intelligence Mandatory2. Semester
066 935 Media Informatics Mandatory2. Semester
066 937 Software Engineering & Internet Computing Mandatory2. Semester
066 938 Computer Engineering Mandatory2. Semester
INN O Innovation Mandatory2. Semester


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

This lecture is only for students assigned to the supplementary curriculum on innovation!
For further information please visit http://www.informatik.tuwien.ac.at/i2c/How2apply.html