Claudia Nicolai, Academic Director - HPI D-School

Claudia Nicolai

Academic Director - HPI D-School

About me

Dr. Claudia Nicolai is the academic director of the HPI School of Design Thinking in Potsdam/Germany. She studied Business Administration, Economics, and Social Sciences and got her Ph.D. in Strategic Management at the University of Potsdam. Since 2010, Claudia has designed the educational programs and research activities at the HPI D-School. She has co-developed the d-school in Malaysia (genovasi) and the HPI d-school at the University of Cape Town, as well as the biothinking program at the Charité. Together with her team, she is researching design & innovation management, new working environments & leadership, as well as team dynamics.