Fostering Design Thinking Education

PI: Professor Dr. Christoph Meinel


After adapting and conducting several design thinking Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), the research team will contextualize the collected data and gather further qualitative and quantitative data on online learning experiences. They will analyze that data and consolidate their recommendations in a framework for learner-centered online course design. This framework will serve as a basis for a design canvas template and a pilot Masterclass for online course instructors.


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