Here you can find an overview of former members of the Design Thinking Research Program.


Lauren Aquino Shluzas, PhD

Lauren Aquino Shluzas, PhD is a Veterans Affairs Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Health Policy, and … > more

Thomas Beyhl

Thomas Beyhl is a Ph.D. candidate at the chair of System Analysis and Modeling of Prof. Holger Giese. Since he … > more

Lutz Gericke

Lutz Gericke has been a student at the Hasso-Plattner institute since 2005. In 2008, he finished his Bachelor degree with a … > more

Prof. Dr. Holger Giese

Holger Giese studied technical computer science at the University Siegen. He received his engineering degree with … > more

Franziska Häger

Franziska is affiliated with the research group "Enterprise Platform and     Integration     Concepts". … > more

Danjela Hüsam

Danjela studied Industrial Design and Interior Architecture in Hildesheim and Innovation Management at the EBS Business … > more

Prof. Riitta Katila, PhD

Riitta Katila is an Associate Professor of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University, and a faculty … > more

Thomas Kowark

Thomas is a member of the HPI research school on "Service-oriented Systems Engineering" and affiliated with the research … > more

Holger Rhinow

Holger Rhinow was born in 1981 in Berlin, Germany. He studied Social Sciences, Media Consulting and International Business … > more

Joel Sadler

Joel's Phd research at Stanford explores how to enhance creativity and prototyping of "Smart Wearable Medical Devices", … > more

Jan Schmiedgen

Jan is an innovation facilitator and design strategist. Originally he is an interaction designer by professional, as well … > more

Bastian Steinert

Bastian Steinert is a research assistant and Ph.D. candidate at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute (HPI) at the University of … > more

Lauritz Thamsen

Lauritz Thamsen is a student in the HPI's master's program and Ph.D. track. He is part of the HPI's Software Architecture … > more

Gregor Berg

Gregor Berg is a Ph.D. candidate at the chair of System Analysis and Modeling of Prof. Holger Giese. Since he achieved the … > more

Oliver Böckmann

Oliver completed his bachelor's and master's degree in IT Systems Engineering at the Hasso Plattner Institute and studied … > more

Justus Broß

Justus Bross, M.Sc. & MBE, 1979, is a doctoral candidate at the Hasso-Plattner Institute in Potsdam and the project … > more

Damien Cassou

Damien Cassou is a postdoc working in the HPI's Software Architecture research group, lead by Prof. Dr. Robert Hirschfeld. … > more

Rebecca Currano

Becky hails from Maryland, a lovely East Coast state situated halfway between Stanford and Potsdam. After earning her … > more

Mathias Domschke

Mathias Domschke is a Ph.D. candidate and research assistant at the chair of Prof. Hasso Plattner / Dr. Zeier ‘Enterprise … > more

Steven Dow

Steven Dow is a Postdoctoral Scholar working in the HCI Group at Stanford University, currently investigating the value of … > more

Dr. Karin-Irene Eiermann

In her first life, Irene studied business administration, economics, and Chinese in Berlin and in Chengdu (China), complete … > more

Shelley Goldman

Shelley Goldman is a professor at Stanford University’s School of Education. She is on the faculty of the Learning Design … > more

Andreas Groß

Andreas Groß graduated from the University of Rostock with a graduate degree  (Diplom) in Computer … > more

Shameek Ganguly

Shameek is a Research Assistant at the Center for Design Research, Stanford University as also a 2nd year Master's … > more

Raja Gumienny

Raja studied "Technical Communication" (communication and computer science) at Aachen University finishing with a masters … > more

Prof. Pamela Hinds, PhD

Pamela J. Hinds is an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Center on Work, Technology, & Organization in the … > more

Birgit Jobst

Birgit Jobst studied Industrial Design at the Berlin University of Arts, Berlin(Universität der Künste, UdK) as well as at … > more

Malte Jung

As a Ph.D. student at the Center for Design Research, Malte is exploring the role of emotions in design team interaction. … > more

Prof. Scott Klemmer, PhD

Scott is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. He co-directs the Human-Computer Interaction … > more

Jens Krüger

Jens Krueger first studied Business Administration at the School of Business & Economics at the Freie Universität … > more

Sabine Lang, PhD

Sabine pursued an M.A. in American Studies, Political Science and Art History and holds a Ph.D. in Art History. She has … > more

Tilmann Lindberg

After studying economics, business administration, musicology, composition and sociology, Tilmann Lindberg is a confident … > more

Lei Liu

Lei Liu is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Work, Technology, and Organization (WTO) at Stanford University.  Trained … > more

Alexander Lübbe

Alex holds a master degree in IT Systems Engineering. He spent a year with SAP Research on the exectution semantics of … > more

Joachim Lyon

Joachim Lyon is a PhD student at the Centre for Work, Technology, and Organization, Stanford University.  His … > more

Jürgen Müller

Juergen Mueller's focus comprises Discovery Services for the EPC Network and RFID Data Management. As a basis, he developed … > more

Christine Noweski

Christine has studied political science in Potsdam (Germany) and Bangalore (India) before she participated in the Design … > more

Matthias Quasthoff

Matthias Quasthoff studied Computer Science at the University of Leipzig and received his diploma degree with a thesis on … > more

Ingo Rauth

Ingo Rauth studied Communicational and Industrial Design and gained experience working as a professional designer in … > more

Martin Reimann

Martin Reimann is a researcher at the University of Southern California (USA). His research area focuses on the … > more

Daniela K. Rosner

Daniela K. Rosner is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Program in Science, Technology and Society (STS) at Stanford University … > more

Dr. Harald Sack

Dr. Harald Sack is Senior Researcher at the Hasso Plattner-Institute for IT-Systems Engineering (HPI) at the University of … > more

Mark Schar

As a Ph.D. student at the Center for Design Research, Mark is exploring the role of cognitive diversity on design teams. It … > more

Dr. Oliver Schilke

Oliver Schilke is part of the project entitled “What drives Creative Thinking in Product Design? A Neuroscientific and … > more

Andreas Seibel

Andreas Seibel graduated from the University of Paderborn in 2007 and is holding a degree in Computer Science. Since 2007 … > more

Prof. Rich Shavelson, Ph.D.

Rich Shavelson is the former Dean of the Stanford School of Education and the PI of this year's "Teamology" project. Rich … > more

Philipp Skogstad, PhD MBA

Philipp is a Post-Doc at the Center for Design Research at Stanford University. He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical … > more

Martin Steinert, PhD

A native German, Martin moved around a bit having lived in ten+ cities, not including a Senior High School year in the USA. … > more

Sushi Suzuki

Sushi Suzuki is a Ph.D. candidate at the Center for Design Research and and living in France as the instructor of design … > more

Fred Turner

Fred Turner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Stanford University and Director of Stanford’s … > more

Matthias Uflacker

After studying Computer Science at the Monash University and University of Oldenburg, Matthias Uflacker attained a Ph.D. … > more

Thomas Vogel

Having studied Management Information System at the University of Bamberg, Thomas has a background spanning the business … > more

Ralf Wagner

Ralf Wagner graduated as Dipl.-Kommunikationswirt (Master of Communications) with focus on organisation as system, … > more

Christian Willems

Christian Willems studied computer science at the University of Trier, received his diploma degree in 2006 (thesis on a … > more

Dr. Alexander Zeier

Dr. Alexander B. Zeier graduated from the University of Würzburg with a degree in business management focused on … > more

Axel Menning

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

Andrea Scheer

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

Marie Klooker

Marie studied Arts and Cultural Theory in Maastricht, Madrid and Berlin, and Design Thinking in Potsdam. After her … > more

Stephan Matzdorf

Stephan is strongly interested in Urban Space and its (sub-)culture. That is why he studied Urban and Regional Planning at … > more

Benedikt Ewald

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

Thomas Unterholzer

Thomas studied educational science with a focus on adult education in Regensburg where he received his bachelor degree. He … > more