Jan Schmiedgen, Innovation Strategist, Design Thinking Adaptation Specialist
Jan is a Berlin-based innovation researcher and strategist with a focus on human-centered design. He has a professional background in digital interaction design, social sciences, and corporate economics. Jan has been advising companies on all aspects of design-driven strategy from startups and SMEs to DAX blue chips. He is co-founder and partner at the co:dify Group, where 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 study “Parts Without A Whole”, which laid the foundation for ThisIsDesignThinking.net. From time to time he also enjoys co-creating new professional training formats with the HPI Academy.
Currently, Jan codifies his insights from 5+ years of research and over 15 years of practice into new learning experiences and programs for corporate intrapreneurs and leaders in charge of large-scale change and innovation strategy.
Jans tags of interest: user value, value creation, business design, ecosystems, service innovation, circular economy
Posts by Jan:
IBM: Design Thinking Adaptation and Adoption at Scale (07 Jul 2019 in Case Studies)
How AirBnB uses Design Thinking in Projects – An Example (08 May 2015 in Case Studies)