Prof. Dr. Falk Uebernickel

MSc. Vincent Beermann

Research Associate (GTI Program Manager) & PhD Candidate

Phone: +49 331 5509 4981

Room: Campus II, Building L, L-2.10

Email: vincent.beermann(at)hpi.de

Web: Personal WebsiteLinkedIn,ReasearchGate



About me

As a Psychologist and Researcher at the Hasso Plattner Institute specializing in Behavior Design, my fascination lies in exploring how technology can influence and guide people's decision-making processes. This central question drives my work: How can we design and evaluate technology to nudge people towards more beneficial choices in their lives?

During my PhD, I delved into the realm of behavioral interventions, particularly focusing on energy and water conservation practices in everyday life. My approach is grounded in translating behavioral insights into effective socio-technological systems. This involves a careful consideration of user needs and organizational challenges, ensuring that the solutions I develop are not only theoretically sound but also practically applicable. To ensure these systems are truly effective, I conduct thorough testing through interviews and experimental setups, assessing their impact and efficacy. Substantial part of my research was partnering with corporate partners to evaluate our solutions in large-scale field experiments. Click here to learn more about my research program.

Beyond my primary research, my role extends into the educational sphere. I actively engage in the program management and coaching of our Design Thinking course "Global Team-Based Innovation (GTI)". These sessions are more than just knowledge transfer; they are a two-way street where I share my insights and learn from the diverse experiences and perspectives of our students.


Since 2021 PhD Candidate, Hasso Plattner Institute

2020 - 21 Basic + Advanced Track, Hasso Plattner Institute, School of Design Thinking

2018 - 20 M.Sc. Clinical Psychology, Ruhr-University Bochum

2018 Systemic Coach, University of Cologne, Institute for Applied Psychology

2016 - 2017 B.Sc. Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Research Semester

2014 - 2018 B.Sc. Psychology, Ruhr-University Bochum



Since 2021 Research Associate & GTI Program Manager, Hasso Plattner Institute

2018 - Today Co-Founder, Nachhaltigkeitswerkstatt

2019 Intern Business Development, PsyCurio

2018 Intern Project Management, Ottmann Global Partners

2015 - 18 Research Intern & Assistant at various Psychological Chairs, Ruhr-University Bochum

2013 - 14 Gap year & Voluntary work, Buenos Aires



Since 2021   Design Thinking Global Team-based Innovation, Hasso Plattner Institute

Since 2018   Psychological Coaching, Nachhaltigkeitswerkstatt