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  • Christian Schneider

    Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Design


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    Christian Schneider


    Christian is a Leadership Coach and Associate Professor for Strategic Management. He has been working in strategic design throughout his career, from evolving industrial design to product-service-system design working for the Studio de Lucchi in Milan, guiding interaction design projects and consulting programs for user centered innovation strategies working for IDEO in London, as well as assisting executive leadership in placing innovation competencies and communication models across organizations within his own professional practice. As an academician Christian has worked with the Polytechnic University in Milan (MFA Strategic Design), Carleton University in Ottawa (BFA Industrial Design), Zeppelin University (MBA) and HFG Pforzheim (MFA Creative Direction). He joined Parsons School of Design Strategies in July 2011 and has taught in all programs of the School. His interests, besides online teaching and online collaboration, is to evolve the process of strategy development, such as the design of non numeric assessment methods and decision making processes based on scope, purpose and value systems - to systematically use design to empower uncertainty and to embrace complexity.

    Recent Publications

    2021-04-29, EDUCAUSE Feature:

    "Reimagining Online Culture: Project-Based Learning, Inclusion, and Reach in Online Education"

    2020-06-19, Salone del Mobile, Life talk:

    "Design, society and distance learning: what will survive to what?"

    Research Interests

    access to education, online teaching and mentoring, collaboration design, system design

    Awards And Honors

    2014 Compasso d’oro ADI menzione d’onore for “youcrux”, 2006 JPMA Student Award, 1999 Red dot award for best user interface (T-concept product line)


    Current Courses

    Ind Proj: Design Research
    PGDM 5220, Fall 2021

    Integrative Research & Dev
    PSDS 3100, Fall 2021

    Future Courses

    Integrative Studio 2
    PGDM 5210, Spring 2022

    Intro to Design & Management
    PUDM 1100, Spring 2022

    Past Courses

    Integrative Studio 2
    PGDM 5210

    Intro to Design & Management
    PUDM 1100

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