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Dr. Claudia Nicolai

Dr. Claudia Nicolai studied Business Administration, Economics, and Social Sciences at the University of Hannover. She got her Ph.D. in intercultural marketing at the University of Potsdam and worked as a senior researcher at the chair of strategic marketing of the University of Witten/Herdecke. Since then, questions concerning consumer trends, strategic innovation, and business design have been the focus of her scientific work.

Providing expertise on consumer-centered innovation processes and strategic change she also worked as a consultant for different companies of the consumer goods and service industry. Besides being a visiting professor for strategic communication at the University of Arts Berlin and at the Elisava - School of Design and Engineering in Barcelona/Spain, she has been teaching at the School of Design Thinking at Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Potsdam for the last four years.

In March 2010 Dr. Nicolai became General Program Manager of the D-School in Potsdam. In this context she is in charge of the one year program in Design Thinking, develops and designs teaching contents, and coaches students and teachers. She is also responsible for co-operations with project partners and academic institutions.

In addition, by hosting numerous workshops and developing Design Thinking strategies for companies Dr. Claudia Nicolai encourages executives and business leaders to experience and apply Design Thinking and loves to see how it is spreading into the corporate and academic world.

Projects

The Design Thinking Methodology at Work - Capturing and Understanding the Interplay of Methods and Techniques

PI: Prof. Dr. Holger Giese Abstract The methodology of Design Thinking (DT) suggests a repertoire of methods and … > mehr

Visual Diagnostics for Design Thinking Teams II (HPI)

PI: Prof. Ulrich Weinberg, Dr. Claudia Nicolai Abstract For the upcoming research year 2015/2016 we propose to deploy the … > mehr

Creative Spaces in Innovation Processes – Understanding, Assessing and Designing the Impact of Mental and Spatial Factors (HPI)

PI: Prof. Ulrich Weinberg, Dr. Claudia Nicolai Abstract The overall objective of this research project is to identify, … > mehr

Creative Spaces in Innovation Processes – Understanding, Assessing and Designing the Impact of Mental and Spatial Factors

PI: Dr. Claudia Nicolai, Prof. Ulrich Weinberg Abstract The overall objective of this research project is to identify, … > mehr

Visual Diagnostics for Design Thinking Teams (HPI)

PI: Prof. Ulrich Weinberg, Dr. Claudia Nicolai Abstract Multidisciplinary teamwork is a key requirement in the design … > mehr

Creative Spaces in Innovation Processes – Understanding, Assessing and Designing the Impact of Mental and Spatial Factors

PI: Prof. Ulrich Weinberg, Dr. Claudia Nicolai Abstract The overall objective of this research project is to identify, … > mehr

Design Thinking Methodology at Work: From Analysis to Prediction

PI: Prof. Dr. Holger Giese Abstract The methodology of Design Thinking (DT) suggests a repertoire of methods and … > mehr

Visual Diagnostics for Design Thinking Teams III (HPI)

PI: Dr. Claudia Nicolai, Prof. Ulrich Weinberg Abstract Over the last two years, we have developed and refined two … > mehr

Creative Spaces in Innovation Processes – Understanding, Measuring, and Assessing the Impact of Space on Innovation Performance

PI: Dr. Claudia Nicolai, Prof. Ulrich Weinberg Abstract The overall objective of this research project is to identify, … > mehr