Mana Taheri is a researcher at the HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Research Program in Potsdam. Her research interest lies in investigating and exploring the potential and impact of teaching Design Thinking at scale, with a strong interest for online education.
In her PhD she investigates how individuals, especially in different cultural contexts apply Design Thinking, and the role that their learnings play in their professional lives; as a framework for innovation, a mindset, or a creative impulse? Mana holds a Masters degree in Economics and Management from Humboldt University, where she completed her studies in Berlin, Havana, and Istanbul. In addition Mana enjoys teaching, drawing and (recently) long boarding.