Christian Schneider Associate Professor, Strategic Management and Design

Christian Schneider has a background in strategic design consulting – he worked as a designer for Studio De Lucchi and as a project leader for IDEO, building and running comprehensive consulting programs. Guiding IDEO Milan he collaborated with Sottsass Associati and with DeLoitte Italy exploring synergies between design and business consulting in the late nineties. Clients include Deutsche Bank, 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 (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. He works as an executive mentor and develops programs for transformational change and for the placement of innovation competences in corporate structures. His interest is to cross fertilize academic exploration and current professional requirements. In senior studio courses guides student in building their innovation projects connected to current economical settings as well as social and urban developments. Christian also serves at the University Faculty Senate.
Awards and Honors:
  • 2014 Compasso d’oro ADI, menzione d’onore for “youcrux”
  • 2006 JPMA Student Design Competition, group entry “fish bowl”
  • 1999 Red Dot Design Award, best user interface “T-concept” product range
  • 1997 Red Dot Award Design team of the year: IDEO
  • 1996 Red Dot Award Design team of the year: Studio De Lucchi