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 Design Thinking Turned One Hospital into a Bright and Comforting Place (27 Jan 2017 in Case Studies)
How SwipeSense Makes Hand Cleaning In Hospitals As Easy As Wiping Them On Pants (03 Jan 2017 in Case Studies)
The Link between Data Triangulation and Brainstorming Facilitation: Design Thinking at AirBnB (16 May 2015 in Case Studies)
From Stories and Metrics (13 May 2015 in Case Studies)
How AirBnB uses Design Thinking in Projects – An Example (08 May 2015 in Case Studies)