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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]