Karen von Schmieden

Karen von Schmieden is a PhD candidate in the HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Research Program and an editor for the ThisIsDesignThinking.net web resource project. She has a background in journalism and worked for several  print and online publications. Her research interests focus on design thinking in organizations and public institutions, teaching design thinking to users in these environments, and the role of design thinking as a method in public participation strategies.She studied Arts and Culture with a major in Political Culture (B.A.) in Maastricht and Istanbul and holds a Master’s Degree in European Studies of Society, Science and Technology from the ESST European Inter-University  Association, which she pursued in Maastricht and Lisbon with a focus on water management. She subsequently participated in the HPI D-School Potsdam and has worked as a freelance coach in design thinking trainings.


Design Thinking at Scale III: Supporting expertise development through online learning units

PI: Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel Abstract The challenges and possibilities of teaching and learning of design thinking in … > mehr

Fostering DT education through adaptive digital learning experiences

After extensive research on digital design thinking education and creating a MOOC on the first design thinking phase, … > mehr

Learner-Centered Frameworks for Digital Learning Experiences Design

PI: Professor Dr. Christoph Meinel Abstract After adapting and conducting two design thinking MOOCs, the research … > mehr

Fostering Design Thinking Education

PI: Professor Dr. Christoph Meinel Abstract After adapting and conducting several design thinking Massive Open Online … > mehr