On September 11 2012, 15.00 I will defend my thesis at the TU Delft, faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. Topic: teamcognition. Or to be more precise: facilitating team cognition. It is the end…Continue
It is an old Chinese saying: one image says more than a thousand words. In my PhD research I came across the need for visualizations for organizations. Nevertheless, what a 'right' visualization is,…Continue
For jobseekers out there: Océ Netherlands is looking for another interaction designer to become part of a design team (25 m/f) that is embedded amidst a large R&D. Although it may sound like a '…Continue
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Did you ever notice that although it is easy to explain design thinking to others, it is damn hard to teach it to them? I discovered this on the go, while I was teaching and coaching students, start-ups and management teams. Maybe hard to believe, but the hardest group are students. They listen, they nod their heads enthusiastically, but their lack of confidences is a genuine killer. Missing information and extreme ambiguity transforms into a drive to analyze everything to death. Design…Continue
In September 2012 Guido Stompff successfully defended his PhD thesis at the TU Delft, named "Facilitating Teamcognition. How designers mirror what teams do". The thesis is available at teamcognition.org
This PhD research is an in depth exploration of the practice of new product development (NPD).
To develop complex products, large…Continue
My latest blog: the unbearable lightness of designthinking. It considers 4 contesting paradigms / woldviews on innovation, based on a famous model of Daft and Weick (1984). These paradigms can be explained alongside two axes:
1. the belief to what extent 'world' can be analyzed, let alone predicted.
2. the belief to what extent an organization can change the course of events it is part of.
This results into a 2x2 matrix, depicting 4 quite distinct paradigms. Design…Continue