Marie Klooker is a research associate at HPI School of Design Thinking and holds a scholarship from the HPI- Stanford Design Thinking Research Program. Since 2014 she teaches in the academic program at D-School and works as a freelance Coach for Design Thinking with a focus on strategic innovation space design.
She studied Cultural Studies in Maastricht, Madrid and Berlin, and Design Thinking in Potsdam. In her interdisciplinary study, she focused on perceptual strategies as well as creativity and spatial theory. She is especially interested in how cultural change happens and strongly believes that the workspace has a major impact on this. Within her PhD Marie explores the domain of strategic design of workspaces that enhance the innovation capacity in large organizations.