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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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…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
Designing and design thinking are often framed as activities looking forward - at the future. It is about devising plans and activities to change things. In teams, composed of a specialists another phenomenon can be witnessed in the process of design: sensemaking. Often only by means of prototypes or visualizations of the intended product or service a team is working on, team members can explore what teh consequences of their work is for others and vice versa. This looking in hindsight is a…Continue