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I work as a researcher, educator, entrepreneur and professional consultant across interaction and service design, design management and innovation management – with a particular interest in critical and strategic thinking. I currently serve as an Associate Professor at Aalborg University, where my core focus is on how design and arts can support personal and community resilience, transition thinking, long-term strategic orientation and positive and impactful change. I have conducted research and teaching activities at various universities (Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Polytechnic University of Milan, Malmö University and University of the Arts London), (co)authoring and (co)editing some 60 publications. I have founded and managed successful companies and award-winning design-driven firms operating in more than 30 countries and with commercial hubs in Milan, Singapore, Toronto and Doha (key Clients include Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Dior, Sony). I also help private and public organizations (e.g. the European Commission, World Bank, Research Council of Canada, UNICEF and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) to define strategies, policies, and funding schemes to foster innovation.
In the past 20 years, I have had the opportunity to teach courses for various design, business and management schools. Examples of courses I taught and co-taught are: strategy and business in services, service design, data visualization, computing infrastructure management, organizational and technological trends in service design, design anthropology, design research, user experience design (design methods for ideation, prototyping and user testing), interaction design (theory and methods), design for entrepreneurship (business modeling, running a design business), design management, design and foresight. For my teaching, I have experimented with a variety of formats, including face-to-face and online lecture-based teaching, flipped classrooms, workshops (1 day to 2 weeks), prototyping hackathons, design jams, group and individual supervising, coaching and mentoring. Some of the schools where I taught are: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, Instituto de Estudos Avançados - Universidade de São Paulo, The National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, IT University of Copenhagen, Politecnico di Milano, Bicocca University, LUMSA University, ISIA Florence.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Interaction design, PhD, Malmö University
Award Date: 10 Dec 2016
- Architecture and Spatial Planning
- Design research
- Strategic Design
- Design management
- PartIcipatory Design
- Participatory City-making
- Sustainable Design Engineering
- Management and Organization
- Design and Innovation
- Innovation Management
- Strategy and management
- Design entrepreneurship
- Circular Economy
- Business Models
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01/05/2020 → 30/04/2023
Neuhoff, R., Harre, O., Simeone, L., Holst Laursen, L. & Nielsen, L., Jun 2022, DRS2022. Bilbao: Design Research Society
Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceeding › Article in proceeding › Research › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile5 Downloads (Pure)
Neuhoff, R., Dam Johansen, N. & Simeone, L., Feb 2022, (Accepted/In press) Service Design Practices for Healthcare Innovation: Paradigms, Principles, Prospects. Springer
Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceeding › Book chapter › Research
The potential of design-driven foresight to support strategy articulation through experiential learningSimeone, L. & D'Ippolito, B., 2022, In: Long Range Planning. 102181.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peer-review
A foresight-oriented service design approach to foster longer-term thinking and sustainable practicesKulsbjerg Løgager, C., Simeone, L. & Mejía, M., 2021, European Academy of Design Conference: Safe harbours for design research. The European Academy of Design, 12 p.
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Applying Theory of Change to strategy articulation cycles in design projects: Potentials and shortcomings through the Designscapes case studyDrabble, D., Simeone, L., Iacopini, G., Morelli, N. & De Götzen, A., 2021, In: Strategic Design Research Journal. 14, 2, p. 438-455 18 p.
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