Training Creative Collaboration - Taking a multiperspective view on creativity exercises to foster innovation

PI: Dr. Claudia Nicolai, Prof. Ulrich Weinberg


In the upcoming research year we will translate our findings & learnings regarding creative team interaction into practical exercises for innovation and design thinking teams, intervention guidelines for design thinking coaches and new workshop formats. Our three linguistic, sociological and psychological perspectives on training creative collaboration will culminate in the design of exercises, short and long training formats, including the design and organization of the Global Design Thinking Week on Creative Team Interaction in August 2019. We will reflect and document our learnings in a practitioner oriented publication on creative team interaction and create guidelines and a tool-kit.


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 … > more

Dr. Claudia Nicolai

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

Benedikt Ewald

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