Design, Design Thinking, Education

Article: New paradigm of design education

11 Sep , 2017  

The new design paradigma

Together with Andrea Augsten we have conducted a study on the current design education in Germany. We wanted to understand how collaborative approaches such as service design, design thinking and co-creation influence the way how design students are trained. Since we both strongly believe in the power of collaborative approaches, we wanted to understand if and […]

Design Thinking, Prototyping, Showcases

Designing for behavior change

28 Aug , 2017  

Prototying for behavior change

In a previous post I described the Kick-Off workshop of a project with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in India on how to change the patriarchal mindset. We support the FES partner organizations in order to think about their work in the field of gender equality from a new perspective. By building empathy for people who are usually […]

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Approaches, Design Thinking, Showcases

How might we change the patriarchal mindset in India?

15 Mar , 2017  

Team work @ Makers' Asylum

Even in the year 2017(!) the challenge of changing the patriarchal mindset – predominant in most societies – is still not solved. Time to think about it in a different way. Time to dolaborate!

Design Thinking, Places

Innovation school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

24 Aug , 2016   Gallery

All around the world people want to learn about innovation and design. Due to that schools are popping up everywhere. In Asia, a very inspiring innovation school is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is called GENOVASI. Last week I had the great joy to come back to KL for a project. Consequently, I met my old friends from GENOVASI there. In this […]


Approaches, Design Thinking

What is design thinking? – An introduction

5 May , 2016  

Summary: Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that involves multidisciplinary teams. It is based on the methods and the processes of (industrial) designers. It takes an optimistic perspective on the world perceiving problems rather as solvable challenges. It originates in design, but has transitioned into (innovation) management, education and other areas over the […]

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Approaches, Design Thinking

Design thinking workshop – A great misunderstanding!

3 May , 2016  

There is a lot of confusion out there, what design thinking really is. As the recent study of the HPI DT research program has shown, even in companies that have implemented the concept on a larger scale, a broad variety of definitions can be found. Some people say it is a mindset, others call it […]

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