Welcome to the Advisory Board: Alicia Chavero

With great pleasure we extend our Advisory Board yet another time! Welcome ALICIA CHAVERO! We are looking forward to incorporating her expertise and network into DESMA. A little bit about Alicia: I a […]

Welcome to the Advisory Board: Giulia Calabretta

I am Assistant Professor in Strategic Value of Design at Delft University of Technology (Netherlands). My research and teaching focus on the unique role of design professionals in innovation strategy […]

Meet our newest advisory board member: Barry Katz

I was educated at McGill University in Montréal, the London School of Economics, and hold a doctorate from the University of California at Santa Cruz. I am Consulting Professor in the Design Group, […]

Barry Katz

Welcome Kathryn Best!

Meet Kathryn: I am a published author, creative entrepreneur, experienced educator and frequent speaker at conferences and design festivals internationally. I offers insight and foresight into the po […]

Bettina Maisch Joins the DESMA Network

Meet Bettina: In my position I am in charge for the Industrial DesignThinking (i.DT) Program within the Technology Field Systems Engineering. With great support by the Siemens management I set up a t […]

Bettina Maisch

Christian Bason

I am Director of MindLab, a cross-governmental innovation lab within the Danish government. I have also headed the public organization practice of Ramboll Management, a consultancy. Additionally, I am […]


James Moultrie

I am a Senior Lecturer in Design Management and my research focuses on Design Management, the management of New Product Development (NPD) and the integration of design and technology. I am a fellow in […]

James Moultrie

Stefan Meisiek

My research and teaching interests concern mainly leadership, ideation, and arts&design-based approaches to problem solving and organizing. I have been working with a number of companies on Innova […]


Rachel Cooper

I am Professor of Design Management and Policy at the University of Lancaster, I am  Chair of LICA and Director of  ImaginationLancaster (a design led research lab, researching products, places and […]

Rachel Cooper

Anna Meroni

I am an architect and designer and have a PhD in Industrial Design. I work as a researcher at the Design department of Politecnico di Milano, where I am assistant professor of service and strategic de […]


Kaja Tooming Buchanan

I am Assistant Professor of Design Theory at the Cleveland Institute of Art. I am currently investigating the social influence of design through perception, the construction of meaning, and the forms […]


Erik Bohemia

As a researcher and an educator in the field of design I am interested in the skills and competencies of designers and the match between these and industry requirements. My current research explores c […]


Jeanne Liedtka

I am a faculty member at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business and former chief learning officer at United Technologies Corporation, where I was responsible for overseeing […]


Sabine Junginger

I received my MA in Communication Planning & Information Design as well as my PhD in Design from Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania. After being a lecturer (Ass. Prof.) at Lancaster Univers […]


Brigitte Borja de Mozota

I have a long record in Design Management and I am a researcher with strong links to the international business community. Currently I am Director of Research at Paris College of Art, Assistant Profe […]


Lisbeth Svengren Holm

Since February 2015 I am professor in Design Management, Torsten and Wanja Söderberg’s chair in design management at Gothenburg University. I’m therefore also head of the inter-departmental centr […]


Ezio Manzini

For more than two decades I have been working in the field of design for sustainability. Recently, I focused my interest on social innovation and started DESIS: an international network on design for […]


Richard Buchanan

I am a professor of design, management, and information systems. I received my PhD from the University of Chicago. Before joining the Weatherhead faculty in 2008, I served as head of the school of des […]


Martin Kornberger

I received my doctorate form the University of Vienna in 2002. After a decade in Sydney, where I worked as associate professor for management and design at UTS and found the brand experience agency Pl […]


Cabirio Cautela

I’m Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Milano – Design Department and Phd in Business Management. I have been Visiting Scholar at Stanford University – CDR (Center for Design Research) in 201 […]


Bettina von Stamm

An original and visionary thinker in the field of innovation who has focused on understanding and enabling innovation since 1992, I very much enjoys my role as a stimulator, provocateur, inspirator an […]


Neal Stone

I’m a fellow of the RSA which is the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce and am a visiting tutor at Royal College of Art. I studied at Brunel University, gaining m […]


Francesco Zurlo

I am Deputy Director at Politecnico di Milano / INDACO department and Professor of Strategic Design and Furniture Design. Furthermore I am an advisor for design driven innovation (training and consu […]


Roberto Verganti

I am a is full Professor of Management of Innovation at the Politecnico di Milano, where I also serve as the Scientific Director of MaDe In Lab, the laboratory for education in management of design an […]