Design Thinking has grown steadily in importance since its conception by the design and innovation consultancy firm IDEO (Brown, 2009) and it seems that interest in this approach is constantly growing. Brown and Martin (2015) recently argued in the Harvard Business Review that Design Thinking has evolved from a method that focuses on physical objects to a method for multiple applications. Thus, Design Thinking, as a kind of meta-discipline for dealing with interdisciplinary problems, has reduced its connection to product design, for example, and is now perceived as a method for dealing with management problems in a way that designers would solve design problems (Dunne & Martin, 2006).
While design thinking is becoming increasingly widespread in practice, two aspects are to be examined in this study:
Project responsibility: Prof. Dr. Jan Oliver Schwarz