0574 Personal Skills - Visual Thinking
Chiara de Eccher, M.Sc.
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/13/22 to 09/23/22
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Master Programs
Day Date Time Room
Friday 10/14/22 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM D5.1.004
Friday 10/21/22 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM D5.1.004
Monday 01/16/23 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM Online-Einheit

There is no innovative thinking without visual thinking.

This course is targeted at anyone who will start working in the field on innovation, consulting or in the corporate world after completing their studies.

Visual thinking is a way to organize your thoughts and improve your ability to think and communicate. It’s a great way to convey complex or potentially confusing information and to share these ideas with others.

It’s also about using tools to externalize your internal thinking processes, making them more clear, explicit and actionable.

Visualisation is a natural process for thinking, and with the right tools it is easy to put down ideas and processes nicely on a flipchart, whiteboard, post-it or sketchbook during workshops, prototyping sessions or presentation. There is no need to be able to draw to do this, because with some tricks anyone can sketch.

This course is aimed at giving you the tools to open up your creative mind and answer questions such as:

- Why could I draw in Kindergarden, but I forgot how to?

- How do I create my personal visual toolkit?

- How do I write down my ideas?

- How do I communicate with others using the help of visual aids?

- How do I structure a presentation working with a flipchart?

More Information about Visual Thinking:


Learning outcomes

After completing this class, students will have the ability to:

  • Visualise and structure ideas and concepts
  • Create a personal visual toolkit
  • Create a flipchart at any assessment center 
Attendance requirements

Full attendance is required in all sessions.

Teaching/learning method(s)

The course will combine various learning methods to deliver the different topics to the students. These will include theory input, personal work, interactive team work, and students' assignments.


30% in-class exercises (individual assessment)

60% participation in class (individual assessment)

10% assignment (individual assessment)


The following grading scale applies:

Excellent (1)       87.5%-100.0%

Good (2)            75.0% -<87.5%

Satisfactory (3)   62.5% -<75.0%

Sufficient (4)      50.0% -<62.5%

Fail (5)                          <50.0%

Last edited: 2022-04-25