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Special Career Tuesday on June 23rd, 2020

Online Event: "An introduction: Design Thinking" - Dr. Joann Halpern

"An Introduction: Design Thinking”

Some of the world’s leading companies, Apple, Samsung, SAP, and Ikea have adopted the Design Thinking approach. Yet Design Thinking is not limited to corporations. Many universities, hospitals, governments, startups, museums, libraries, and schools integrate Design Thinking into their work.

  • What is Design Thinking?
  • Why is it being adopted by so many institutions?
  • What is the relationship between Design Thinking and innovation?
  • How can you integrate Design Thinking into your daily life?

These are just a few of the questions our speaker, Dr. Joann Halpern will address. She will also provide examples of Design Thinking in action in order to help you understand the process as well its innovative potential.


Dr. Joann Halpern (Direktorin HPI New York) from the Hasso Plattner Instiute (HPI) - Bio:


Dr. Joann Halpern is the director of the Hasso Plattner Institute, New York and an adjunct professor in the Department of Applied Statistics, Social Science and Humanities at New York University. She was the founding director of the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI), which was created as a cornerstone of the German government’s initiative to internationalize science and research. In addition to teaching and administrative assignments at universities in the United States and Germany, Dr. Halpern co-founded Knowledge Transfer Beyond Boundaries, an NGO with projects in Cameroon, Nigeria, Yemen, and Antigua. She received her B.A. from Dartmouth College, her M.A. from Harvard University, and her Ph.D. from New York University.

She is a recipient of the Harvard University Award for Distinction in Teaching as well as scholarships and fellowships from the Fulbright Association, German Academic Exchange Service, Robert Bosch Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Halpern serves on the advisory boards of the German Center for Research and Innovation, Technical University of Dortmund, Charité Entrepreneurship Summit, University Alliance Ruhr, and the External Advisory Board of the Tandon Institute for Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship.

When: June 23rd, 2020 from 6 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Online event  - further information will follow.
Registration via the registration form see below. Please note, that this event is held in English.

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