Design Thinking: Turn research into innovation

About this video

Innovation is vital for most working fields and research is not an exception. In fact, innovation is a central tenet of research that can advance the field based on previous body of knowledge. A successful innovation process involves factors like experimentation, inclusion and cooperation. Additionally, it's important to be aware of fundamental principles that can help researchers in the early and primary creative phases in the innovation process. One of these principles is design thinking.

In this module, the expert Christina Stehr from Humboldt-Innovation at Humboldt University will help you identify the innovative potential of your research, using the problem-solving framework of Design Thinking. The module has been designed specifically for researchers who want to make an impact with their research and are looking for ways to apply, communicate or transfer their research outcomes to the public or business.

After watching this module, you will come away with a better understanding of what is the Design Thinking process and its principles. You will understand why innovation is about user first, own knowledge second, and you will learn how to apply methods to frame innovation challenges, develop and select ideas.

About the presenter

Christina Stehr

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Christina Stehr is programme manager for the Knowledge Transfer team at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She developed Humboldts Wagniswerkstätten, an innovation training programme for students and researchers. The focus is on teaching creative and entrepreneurial skills as well as interdisciplinary co-creation between the university and Berlin's business community through cooperative projects. Previously she supervised and coordinated academic startup projects at the university’s Startup Service.