The DT Lab is a hub for Innovation and Creativity at the School of Business and Economics at the University of Tromsø, Norway. Our goal is to help people and organisations develop their creative confidence, and solve critical challenges through human-centered, design-driven approaches. We offer workshops, design-driven innovation pilot projects, public-speaking events, incubator services and teaching to companies, government institutions, students and other individuals. We collaborate with over 40 companies and organisations, both in Norway and internationally.
We offer a variety of services to the private industry, all custom-tailored to fit the needs of your company.
We work with multiple different organisations and universities, both in Norway and Internationally.
Design Thinking is a innovation methodology, developed at Stanford University, used to tackle business, organisational, and social challenges in innovative ways. These challenges can include, for example, the creation of new products, services, business models, processes or systems. Design Thinking differs from more traditional innovation methodologies by its extreme focus on empathy, rapid prototyping and testing.
The impact of Design Thinking is growing quickly. From its Silicon Valley origins, this practical methodology is reaching more and more people and organisations around the world, while empowering them to tap into their creative potential. Ford Motor Company, Proctor & Gamle, and SAP are just a few examples of world-leading corporations that has dived into Design Thinking, and many more are coming!
The DT Lab, in collaboration with international partners in Spain and Poland, are inviting students to take part in a weeklong "design challenge", where the winning Group will receive a fully paid trip to Vigo, Spain in 2017. Don't miss out on this awesome opportunity!
The DT Lab, together with the entire School of Business and Economics, have moved into a brand new building at the UiT Campus. . Everything from the old Lab has been moved over into the new, but this time we can also promise fresh air, excellent cell phone coverage AND daylight! :)
After several months of hard work, 26 UiT students have now wrapped up their design thinking cases together with local Companies OliVita AS, Kvalvik Bait AS and Marealis AS. The case work has been done through a larger Innovation Norway project that the DT Lab is taking part in.