Mana Taheri

Mana was born and raised in Tehran, where she studied her bachelor degree in Economics. She continued her studies in Economics and Management at Humboldt University and completed her master’s degree in Berlin, Havana and Istanbul. She joined the HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Research Program since November 2014, where she investigates the potential of teaching Design Thinking at scale. She is a PhD candidate at Potsdam University and her research interests lie in the impact of learning Design Thinking in individuals’ professional lives, in different cultural contexts.


Design Thinking at Scale? – Investigating the MOOC potential for Design Thinking Training

PI: Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel Abstract Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) provide a learning platform in which an … > mehr

Design Thinking at Scale II: Investigating the MOOC Potential for Design Thinking Training

PI: Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel Abstract The emergence of design thinking as a discipline (Withell and Haigh, 2013) and … > mehr

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