Visual Diagnostics for Design Thinking Teams II (HPI)

PI: Prof. Ulrich Weinberg, Dr. Claudia Nicolai


For the upcoming research year 2015/2016 we propose to deploy the diagnostic instruments, Knowledge Handling Notation (KHN) and Topic Handling Notation (THN) to an in situ data set of design team interaction. Both, the in situ data set and the notation schemes were developed in the first year of our research (2014/2015). We aim at consolidating those two notation schemes and the Interaction Dynamics Notation (IDN), which was developed by our joint project team (Sonalkar et al.) towards an analysis of meaning-making in design team conversations. Looking at team interaction with these three “lenses” and to overlap them is of interest for the Design Thinking research community as it promises insights regarding genuine innovation behavior along the Design Thinking path. Next to that we propose to apply these descriptive methods to instant feedback and reference systems for Design Thinking teams, coaches, and experts.


Dr. Claudia Nicolai

Dr. Claudia Nicolai studied Business Administration, Economics, and Social Sciences at the University of Hannover. She got … > mehr

Prof. Uli Weinberg

Studied fine arts and design at the Academies of Fine Arts in Munich and Berlin. 1980 to 1986 freelance work as TV graphics … > mehr

Axel Menning

Axel Menning is research associate at the Hasso Plattner Institut - School of Design Thinking. He is curious about how … > mehr

Andrea Scheer

Andrea Scheer is a PhD candidate at the faculty of human sciences of the University of Potsdam, Germany. She holds a … > mehr

Benedikt Ewald

Always intrigued by knowledge and the multifacetedness of its genesis and form, Benedikt studied both Physics and … > mehr