0526 Personal Skills - Visual Thinking
Chiara de Eccher, M.Sc.
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/13/23 to 09/22/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Master Programs
Day Date Time Room
Thursday 10/19/23 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM D5.1.004
Friday 10/20/23 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM D5.1.004
Friday 11/03/23 03:00 PM - 07:30 PM Online-Einheit

There is no innovative thinking without visual thinking.

This course is targeted at anyone who aims to work in the field on innovation, strategy consulting or in the corporate world after completing their studies. You will learn how to collaborate and present in a creative way and facilitate innovation. 

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. Also, it provides structured tools you can implement when facilitating innovation teams or leading strategic workshops, brainstorming sessions and much more. During the course you will be able to experience several methods and then experiment with creative group facilitation yourself. We will focus on analog tools (flipcharts, whiteboards, post-its and paper). 

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

- How can I activate creativity in business processes? 

- How do I create my personal visual toolkit?

- How do I facilitate innovation teams using visual tools?

- How do I co-create ideas with others using the help of visual aids?

Learning outcomes

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

  • Visualise and structure ideas and concepts
  • Create a personal visual toolkit

Activate creativity and facilitate innovation teams 

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)


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Last edited: 2023-08-22