Our Innovation and Design Thinking Research Interests

In earlier design thinking research, as in the present research, Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel's team strives to deeply understand how design thinking can be adopted in the field of IT (information technology) and engineering. How does design thinking inspire creative multidisciplinary teamwork across faculties? How can spatial, time, and cultural boundaries be overcome? How can design thinking be meshed with traditional approaches in engineering?

Former Projects

  • E.valuate: Monodisciplinary vs. multidisciplinary teams in and desig (here)
  • D-Tools 2.0: Supporting Distributed Design Thinking with the Help of Innovative Collaboration   
  • Collaborative creativity in the development processes in the IT industry stimulated by Design Thinking. 
  • The project "e.valuate" investigated decisive factors that enable teams to create innovations, using design thinking. For more information please click here.

Our Publications in Innovation and Design Thinking Research

Here you can find our papers about innovation and design thinking research. All our publications are listet here.

Our Design Thinking Research Team

  • Head (PI): Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel
  • Team

    • Anja Perlich
    • Holger Rhinow
    • Jan Schmiedgen
    • Karen von Schmieden
    • Mana Taheri
    • Dr. Julia von Thienen
    • Thomas Unterholzer
    • Matthias Wenzel


  • Former Members: Oliver Böckmann, Lutz Gericke, Raja Gumienny, Birgit Jobst, Eva Köppen, Tilmann Lindberg, Christine Noweski, Matthias Quasthoff, Ingo Rauth, Ralf Wagner, Christian Willems

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