The MA Communication Design program at Bern University of the Arts has recently been substantially re-designed. «Design Entrepreneurship» and «Design Research» are the optional fields of concentration introduced by Robert Lzicar, the new head of the program. Prior to this, Robert also participated in the initial SNF project Wissensduft and co-authored a few papers leveraging his design background. This paper discusses niche perfumery in the context of design thinking and design-driven innovation. This is also the topic for the upcoming workshop that will be part of the Design Research Methods Festival. Over the course of six half-day workshops by researchers and experts from various fields provide an introduction to theories and practices that are relevant to design and design research.