• Franz Christian Schneider

    Associate Professor of Strategic Management & Design

    Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Design

    Office Location:

    Sheila Johnson Design Center


    Christian Schneider has a background in strategic design consulting - he worked as a designer for Studio De Lucchi and as a program leader for IDEO, building and running comprehensive consulting programs for cients such as Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Telekom, Ferrari, FSB, Mauser Office and Siemens. Guiding IDEO Milan he collaborated with DeLoitte Italy exploring synergies between design and business consulting. As an academician, he has run Studio projects for the Polytechnic University in Milan (MFA Strategic Design), for the IED Milan (BA Industrial Design), for Zeppelin University (MBA) and the HFG Pforzheim (MA Creative Direction). He worked as a visiting Professor at Carleton University Ottawa (Faculty of Engineering and Design), and held lectures and workshops at the btk Berlin, Art Center, Stanford University, Domus Academy, the ESDI in Rio amongst others.


    Christian joined the School of Design Strategies in July 2011 as an Associate Professor for Strategic Management and Design and has taught Service Design in the BFA Intergrated Design, Studio courses at the BBA Design and Management, the MFA Fashion Design and Society, he has supervised Thesis projects at the MFA Transdisciplinary Design and he teaches the design research and final studio at the MS Design and Management.


    His interest is to mentor students to explore with design thinking tools new business opportunities in the areas of social innovation, urban development, technology, health and environment, fashion systems, education and people guidance.



    Awards and Honors:

    2014 Compasso d’oro ADI, menzione d’onore for “youcrux”