Innovation Researcher & Strategist | D-School at Hasso Plattner Institute
Jan is an innovation researcher and strategist with a focus on human-centered design. With his professional background in digital interaction design he has been advising companies on all aspects of design-driven strategy for over 15 years – from startups and SMEs to big corporates. Today he accompanies leaders and change agents in setting up sustainable and human-centric innovation systems in their organizations.
In 2014, he joined the HPI Stanford Design Thinking Research Program and co-authored the most extensive study on the adaptation of design thinking in organizations to date. In addition, he initiated and curates the website ThisIsDesignThinking.net, a comprehensive online collection of case studies dealing with design thinking adaptation in the industry.
Currently he is exploring the role of ‘organizational hacking‘ for innovation capability building. Doing so, he hopes, will reveal new ways to establish human-centric innovation cultures in change-reluctant environments where a too risk-averse leadership sets the tone.