Prof. Dr. Falk Uebernickel

Dr. Danielly de Paula

Postdoctoral Researcher

Phone: +49 331 5509 4904

Room : Campus II, Building E, E-1.02.2

Email :  danielly.depaula(at)hpi.de

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About me

Danielly de Paula is a postdoctoral researcher in the Chair for Design Thinking and Innovation Research at the Hasso Plattner Institute. Her research interests include investigating innovation capabilities and practices for digital innovation and digital transformation. In addition, she is part of the teaching team for the master courses Global Team-based Innovation and Human-Centred Design for Software Engineers.

Danielly received her bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from the Universidade de Pernambuco, Brazil, in 2012, and M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil, in 2015. Before starting the postdoc at the HPI in 2019, she obtained her PhD from the National University of Ireland – Galway in Industrial Engineering in the same year, in which she investigated the role of design theory in developing new software products. Dr de Paula has published in the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Journal (Impact Factor: 6.146) and conference proceedings in the area of Information Systems, such as ECIS, HICSS, AMCIS, and WIRTSCHAFTSINFORMATIK.



2015 – 2019: PhD in Industrial Engineering, National University of Ireland – Galway, Ireland

2013 – 2015: MSc in Computer Science, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil

2008 – 2012: BSc in Information Systems, Universidade de Pernambuco, Brazil



Since October 2019: Postdoctoral Researcher, Design Thinking and Innovation Research Chair (DTIR), Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany

2018 – 2019: Research Assistant, Enterprise Platform and Integration Concepts Chair (EPIC), Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany

2013 – 2015: Innovation Manager, Blackberry Tech Center Recife, Brazil



Since WiSe 2019/20 – Teaching Team: Global Team-based Innovation, Hasso Plattner Institute

Since SoSe 2020 – Teaching Team: Human-Centred Design for Software Engineers, Hasso Plattner Institute.

October 13th – 26th 2020: Open HPI Online Course on Mastering Design Thinking in Organizations        

(> 6000 participants). Link

December 2020 – Guest Lecturer: An Introduction to Design Thinking, Tübingen University