Stammtisch-Spezial: Design Thinking - An Introduction

Stammtisch-Spezial: Design Thinking - An Introduction

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Introduction to Design Thinking with Dr. Joann Halpern, Director of the Hasso Plattner Institute, New York.

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Design Thinking: An Introduction

Some of the world’s leading companies, Apple, Samsung, SAP, and Ikea have adopted the Design Thinking approach. Yet Design Thinking is not limited to corporations. Many universities, hospitals, governments, startups, museums, libraries, and schools integrate Design Thinking into their work. What is Design Thinking? Why is it being adopted by so many institutions? What is the relationship between Design Thinking and innovation? How can you integrate Design Thinking into your daily work and your life? These are just a few of the questions our speaker, Dr. Joann Halpern will address. She will also provide examples of Design Thinking in action in order to help you understand the process as well its innovative potential.

Online presentation with Q&A.

Please register by November 17, 2020, 8:00 AM (EST).

After registration you will receive the link on the day of the event.


Dr. Joann Halpern is the director of the Hasso Plattner Institute, New York and an adjunct professor of International Education in the Department of Applied Statistics, Social Science and Humanities at New York University. From 2009-2017 she was the director of the German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH), which was created as a cornerstone of the German government’s initiative to internationalize science and research. In addition to teaching and administrative assignments at universities in the United States and Germany, Dr. Halpern co-founded Knowledge Transfer Beyond Boundaries, an NGO with projects in Cameroon, Nigeria, Yemen, and Antigua. She received her B.A. from Dartmouth College, her M.A. from Harvard University, and her Ph.D. from New York University. She is a recipient of the Harvard University Award for Distinction in Teaching as well as scholarships and fellowships from the German Academic Exchange Service, Fulbright Association, Robert Bosch Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Halpern serves on the advisory boards of the German Center for Research and Innovation, Technical University of Dortmund, Charité Entrepreneurship Summit, University Alliance Ruhr, Research Academy Ruhr, and the External Advisory Board of the Tandon Institute for Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship.

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