Globalized Design Thinking - Supporting design thinking at different locations

PI: Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel


The role of remote collaboration is becoming more and more important – also for Design Thinking teams. Facilitating remote Design Thinking in distributed teams and supporting Design Thinkers in using their creative potentials while working more efficiently with digital tools is challenging in a remote setting. In the past years we developed and tested Tele-Board – a digital whiteboard system, which provides the possibility to practice and research digital Design Thinking. With the findings of the former years we can now use the Tele-Board system in real world settings in academic and corporate environments.

In this project year we want to center our research on the deployment and use of the system in industry and university contexts. We will investigate how the teams are working with the system and how it improves their team work. In longterm use studies we will find out which characteristics of the Tele-Board system support and hinder remote collaboration in general. Additionally, we want to provide special whiteboard functions, which help Design Thinking teams to ease their work, such as reducing information overload and detecting most important time periods for understanding the other team’s decisions.