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Seminar on Creativity Engineering 2018, University of Tehran

The seminar on Creativity Engineering 2018 at University of Tehran (Iran) was held from April 28th – 30th at the university´s Alborz Campus. The focus of the seminar was exploring mental models and understanding strategies to overcome those solid models for being able to be creative. Students from various disciplines and young professionals were joining […]

How to be an innovative designer

Fabio Palvelli,  a creative architect, enigneer, internet entrepreneur and former student of my lecture “Creativity Engineering” at Vienna University of Technology  talks about “How to be an innovative designer” – He refers to some of the content of the lecture in his video. Fabio admits that the lecture had a considerable impact on his career […]

Summer School on Creativity Engineering 2018, La Sabana University, Colombia

After being successfully held at Vienna University of Technology in 2011, 2012 and 2014, the Summer School on Creativity Engineering 2018 took place from June 5th – June 9th 2018 at La Sabana University in Bogotá, Colombia. More than 20 highly motivated students too part to experience a great week full of new insights into […]

Newspaper “Schwarzwaelder Bote” publishes article about my new book “Understanding creativity – How your mind creates new ideas”

24.11.2017 The newspaper “Schwarzwaelder Bote” has  a daily run of approx. 45.000 pieces a day. It covers the rural district of Calw. The rural district of Calw has an area of 798 square kilometers and some 156.000 inhabitants. You can read the complete article here (in German only). (C) Copyright Schwarzwaelder Bote, Mr. Lukas Werthenbach, […]

Paperback version of the book: “Understanding Creativity – How your mind creates new ideas” out now

After releasing the ebook version earlier this year, the paperback version of my book has just been released now too – ISBN: 978-1-97792-519-0. It is available through and Amazon Europe. The authors are working on having it available through more distribution channels in the next weeks. You want to read the first chapter first […]

New eBook out: “Understanding Creativity – How your mind creates new ideas”

My new book “Understanding Creativity  – How your mind creates new ideas” is out now. ISBN: 978-3-96028-825-1. The book has been written together with my friend and colleague Daniel Collado-Ruiz with guest sections from Jutta Jerlich and Claudia Umanzor. It is published as eBook and is available through the publisher’s  website  (click here). You can also […]

Seminar Week 2016, Washington State University, USA

The seminar week took place from October 3rd-7th at The Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA. I gave several lectures for engineering students about real life engineering challenges in the automotive industry in Germany. I was also invited by Idaho State University in Moscow, Idaho, USA.  At both universities I had te opportunity to meet […]

Week of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2016, La Sabana University, Colombia

The Week of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2016 took place at La Sabana University in Bogotá, Colombia from May 9th – 13th 2016. Several talks and workshops about creativity and innovation were held to undergraduate and master students as well as to the alumni of La Sabana. The week was accompanied by a fare, where students were […]

Ferchau Engineering Day 2014, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

How do creative ideas become innovative products? This question was discussed in the scope of the Ferchau Engineering Day 2014, which was held for the first time on 28.11.2014 at Vienna University of Technology.  Initiated by me (in the scope of my Creativity Engineering lecture) and Ferchau Austria, guest speakers from industry were invited to […]

EcoSD Workshop 2014 in Nantes

In March 2014 I was invited to present my Fuon-theory together with my colleague Collado-Ruiz at the EcoSD workshop in Nantes, France. EcoSD Network is a French association which main objective is to encourage collaboration between academic and industrial researchers in order to create and spread advanced knowledge in the eco-design fields. This initiative ambitiones […]