HM047 MCI Idea Development & "Dinking" (Exams)

BY Dr. Wolf SiegertDATE Saturday Last update: 22 June 2020 at 22:38zum Post-Scriptum


HM047 MCI Idea Development & "Dinking" (V): The Exams

As early as on the first online meeting it was agreed upon the participants that they would like to elaborate the "Dinking"-method in relation with topics of their personal interest.

Instead of answering four or five exam-questions all the students have discovered their interest in presenting their studies in relation to their topics of interest - as a kind of state-of-the-art evaluation: including what they have discovered so far, but may be including questions that have become even more important / evident than before.

This topic-list was started on April 18th and continued up to this day of the exams.

With respect to the privacy we will just mention the first name the proposed topic, an abstract and some elements of the presentation, too. Namely, those of high data volume, to make the online-presentation easier [1] [2] but could be presented in a manner that is coherent with / adopted to the subject presented. Even a making-of-report or a video including some interviews may be part of this document.

Based on the obligations of the Examination Management [3] we will adopt these rules to this kind of two-fold-procedure: today’s recorded online presentation of the topic of interest and a written (media-) document, as mentioned above, to be delivered on June 8th. the latest.

Before we start, please do answer the
 Evaluation Master - HM047 Questionaire.

 Irene: Design Thinking. Pandemic Edition.

In the wake of the sudden global disruption of COVID-19, the restaurant industry has been forced to re-evaluate their business models and in some cases rebuild from the ground up. As restaurateurs are faced with strict lockdown orders and public widespread panic, it has been exceptionally challenging regaining the trust of new and existing customers. This has not only strained the option of dining in, but take-out and delivery services as well. This study will highlight how the use of design thinking can help restaurants quickly adapt to the challenges caused by the sudden onset of COVID-19. What changes can be made by restaurants to recover new and existing customers, while still focusing on slowing the spread of COVID-19? Will these changes be enough to encourage the public to retreat from their home-cooked meals?

Four distinguished benchmarks must be considered when ideating new and existing solutions. They are as follows: (1) How do we keep both customers and employees safe from COVID-19? (2) How can we accommodate our customers’ financial struggles while still maintaining a profit margin? (3) And finally, once dine-in restrictions are lifted, how can we continue to follow health and safety regulations without diminishing the quality of the dine-in experience? This paper will analyze solutions that have not been tested yet, as well as many that have already been put in action by restaurant owners around the world. They will be categorized beneath the four components listed above, and an analysis will determine whether the solution is a suitable option.

As a result, the most suitable method for a restaurant to continue their business in the wake of Covid-19 is to solely transition to a delivery and take-out only business model. Although there are many creative dine-in options being executed around the world, they seem too costly as a temporary solution. Instead, it would be more lucrative to include cooking kits and meal deals for large households who have financially suffered from the effects of Covid-19. In addition to this transition, creating a strong social media campaign and forming an alliance with neighboring restaurants may encourage community building, which may result in regular customers post-Covid-19. Although the presence of Covid-19 is very new, the use of design thinking processes may help ease the transition of adapting to a socially distanced world.

Presentation Irene S.

 Margarita: Design Thinking and the development of an idea in the Craft Coffee industry

Design thinking is a great method for the development of new ideas, and to not simply come to the expected conclusion, but to make sure that with creativity, the outcome is an answer to the customer needs in the Craft Coffee area. One of the main tools that will be used is the five step Design Thinking Bootleg from Stanford University. Here, the first steps will be used to know who the main audience is, what their needs and experiences are, and how they can be tailored. The plan is to go through the actual practice of Design Thinking, understand the main theory behind it, and use it to come up with interesting and actionable business ideas in the Craft Coffee industry, which is currently undergoing through a reinvention and revolution.

Presentation by Maria Margarita C.

 Aarti: Design Thinking in Industries for Recruiting process.

This study explores the issues in HR practices in the process of recruitment for various job vacancies from candidate point of view. The entire process cannot be said as a flawed process but certain HR models or processes do have certain limitations. To overcome these limitations or make the process easier this study will describe requirements or ideas that can be included in an HR model. By applying the steps of design thinking, first we will understand the problem or identify the issues from both sides from HR personnel and from Candidates through personal experience. Ideate by providing solutions with provision for customization for various job roles and various candidates along with upcoming trends in job application process that can be implemented by potential candidates. Though there is no way to test the solutions, but in future these ideas could possibly implemented for a better recruitment process.

Presentation by Aarti M.

 Enoch: Design Thinking; Improving Higher Level Education.

The outbreak of the corona pandemic in the final months 2019 and early months of 2020, brought to light how education is important and must go on. In short period of time, higher level learners we task to continue class schedule online. Software companies redesigned, enforced and other software application created new platforms for digital conference and communication, to enhance online education. Could this be the next generation of higher education? How can design thinking make higher level education better? This study is to show how design thinking can be used to make higher level education better and independent of traditional educational method yet yields out much better result.

Presentation Enoch A.

 Nasir: Creating a Design thinking institution through performative art for underprivileged children !

Purpose of the study: The study explore the opportunity to build an institution for the underprivileged children through the means of performative arts and applying the methods and tools of design thinking in the entire process. The study will also create a opportunity of social innovation for the underprivileged community. Through this study we will also be dealing with the barriers and failures of design thinking process in creating an institution for underprivileged children’s.

Presentation by Nasir I.

For those, who’re done: enjoy John’s "Postdco Blues":


To empower your presentation - offline and online - here are some quotes from these professionals:

In a room with an audience:

 Conor Neill:
— Starting a speech:

There is a grown-up-way to start with "Once upon a time...": To talk about the quality of life

 Simon Sinek:
— "You stand up to give"!

 Isaac Serwanga

Practice is the key, if you have a chance to speak in front of 10 people, try to practice 10 times with your friends, if you get 100 audiences, practice 100 times on a presentation will surprise you how good you will be in the end.

— about Authenticity:

— about Audacity:

Sorry folks, all these speakers are all male. Here is at least one women

 Rachel Willis
— Presenting & Public Speaking Tips - How to improve skills & confidence:

Here are some snippets and tutorials to empower your
online presentations in general

 Tips and Best Practices for Presenting Online
(this is more than 10 years old... and still valid ;-)

 5 tips for presenting online

 11 Secrets To Great Interactive Online Presentations In Companies And Universities
(if Forbes is promising to reveal "secrets", be assured this knowledge was published and dismantled before ;-)


(really helpful tutorial with lots of examples...)

And here are some snippets and tutorials to empower your
online presentations with WebEx:

 Share Content in Cisco Webex Meetings and Cisco Webex Events

 How to Convert PowerPoint for WebEx

 Top 10 unknown Webex Meetings features ...

 Presenting Your PowerPoint in WebEx


[1Some students did not even have the chance to have access to a laptop- or a desktop-computer. Or to go out and get it repaired or to buy a new one. So we conceived all kind of workarounds to create equal technical conditions for all the presenters.

At the end of the last presentation the whole system crashed and it was not recorded in the cloud as all the others before. But the moderator had installed a backup-sound-recording system. And this one managed to record all the presentations (starting with a delay of 1 to 3 minutes after each start).

Up to Monday evening, these recordings are available on this platform as a kind of sounding board for the presenters, before they finish and send the written part of their contribution. Later on they will be stored at a secure place and the Power-Point-Presentations will be presented instead, as PDF-Files.

[2Here again what was said as a kind of guideline:

To succeed with the exam a written contribution has to be delivered as well. It should follow the outlines of an academic statement [[

Guideline Of Academic Work | Oct. 2016


Exams for Students | April 2020

[4Information von Professor Buller: Lehrevaluation / Feedback
by Carsten Wiegrefe - Freitag, 5 Juni 2020, 3:22

Dear students,

the studies of the summer semester will soon end with your examinations. A few of you already completed these. Now we are interested in your feedback.

Please evaluate your course.

Your feedback is a relevant step to improve our quality. We attach great importance to your evaluation. The evaluation can be done in your course room in Moodle.

Thank you very much for your valuable cooperation.

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