Thuy Chinh Duong

Thuy Chinh Duong has been coaching Design Thinking workshops for professionals at HPI Academy regularly since 2012. She is also co-founder of What Would Harry Do?, a creative collective of D-School alumni, with which she hosts workshops and works on various innovation projects.

Chinh enjoys every opportunity to work in interdisciplinary contexts and teams. Studying at D-School broadened her perspectives by bringing her into very different places, such as kindergartens, homes for the elderly, wholesale markets and restaurant kitchens. Holding a scholarship with Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, she was mainly involved with the topic areas of migration, racism and critical whiteness theory, diversity and gender.

Actually, Chinh graduated in mathematics, specializing in graph theory, game theory, social choice theory and network analysis. She has been living in Berlin, Montréal and London, and also studied political science as a minor. Apart from that, she likes volunteering in international workcamps, has a passion for Vietnamese food, foreign languages, programming languages and MOOCs, and she has a curious amount of fun with optimizing transport connections.