Learner-Centered Frameworks for Digital Learning Experiences Design

PI: Professor Dr. Christoph Meinel


After adapting and conducting two design thinking MOOCs, the research team will focus on 1) advancing the iterative process of learner-centered MOOC analysis and conceptualization, 2) exploring Blended Learning factors and contexts, and 3) leveraging digital learning experiences and enhancing online learning platforms based on design-driven research experiments. Based on their research and collected data, the team will conceptualize a third design thinking MOOC and several online learning platform interventions.


Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel

Christoph Meinel is President and CEO of the Hasso Plattner Institute for IT-Systems Engineering (HPI) and professor … > more

Mana Taheri

Mana was born and raised in Tehran, where she studied her bachelor degree in Economics. She continued her studies in … > more

Lena Mayer

Lena Mayer is a PhD candidate at the HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Research Program. Her research interests lie in … > more

Hanadi Traifeh

Hanadi joined the DTRP in 2017 and her primary research interests include the digital transformation of education, … > more