Parsons Paris

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Franz Christian Schneider

Franz Christian   Schneider

Associate Professor of Strategic Management & Design , Design Strategies

Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Design

Office Location:

Sheila Johnson Design Center
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  • Christian Schneider has a background in strategic design consulting - he has worked as Program Leader for IDEO in Europe, building and running consulting programs and developing and launching new offices in Europe. He worked as a project manager and designer for Studio De Lucchi, a leading European Design Studio based in Milan and he also collaborated with DeLoitte Italy exploring intersections of design and business consulting in the late nineties. Clients include Deutsche Telekom, Ferrari, FSB and Siemens amongst others. 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, 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 the Integrative Studio 2 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 an environment, fashion systems, education and people guidance.

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