Since 09/2019: Adjunct professor for Design Thinking & Business Model Innovation, FOM University of Applied Sciences, Berlin
Co-creating & -teaching the first Design Thinking lecture at the FOM Berlin
Since 09/2015: Coach & Consultant for Design Thinking & Team-Based Innovation, Freelance
Designing, leading and coaching professional one- to multi-day innovation & transformation programs across all industry sectors, academia, foundations & public institutions as well as pro bono work for social entrepreneurs, founders and students worldwide (150+ workshop days)
Developed & tested own team analysis & training formats in diverse settings worldwide
10/2015 – 09/2019: Research Associate, HPI School of Design Thinking, HPI/University of Potsdam
Research & teaching stays with the leading Design Thinking institutions worldwide, i.a. as part of theCoaches Exchange Program of the Global Design Thinking Alliance (GDTA): Stanford d.school (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019-2020) Genovasi/d.school Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (04/2018), d-school at the University of Cape Town, South Africa (12/2018), Hasso Plattner Institute NYC (06/2017)
03/2015 – 09/2015: Research assistant, Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT), Charité Berlin
04/2011 – 08/2014: Teaching Assistant for physics lab courses for medical students, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
11/2019 – 01/2020: Visiting Researcher, Center for Design Research, Stanford University
10/2014 – 08/2015: Design Thinking Basic & Advanced Certificate, HPI School of Design Thinking, HPI/University of Potsdam
Year-long biophysical research project & thesis on E.coli gene expression dynamics
Journal publication: Mader, A., von Bronk, B., Ewald, B., Kesel, S., Schnetz, K., Frey, E., & Opitz, M. (2015). Amount of colicin release in Escherichia coli is regulated by lysis gene expression of the colicin E2 operon. PLoS ONE 03/205;10(3):e0119124.
04/2007 – 06/2013: Philosophy, M.A., with minors Modern German Literature & Physics, LMU Munich
Thesis on Kant’s critical concept of a rational faith, Prof. Hutter, Lehrstuhl I
10/2007 – 03/2011: Physics, B.Sc., LMU Munich
Bachelorthesis in biophysics & molecular biology
Semester abroad at Universidad de La Laguna, Spain (Winter 09/10)
Ewald, B., Menning, A., Nicolai, C., Weinberg, U. (2019). Emotions along the Design Thinking process. In:. Meinel, C., Leifer, L., and Plattner, H. (Eds.), Design Thinking Research. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
Menning, A., Ewald, B., Nicolai, C., & Weinberg, U. (2018). “… and not building on that”: The Relation of Low Coherence and Creativity in Design Conversations. In In:. Meinel, C., Leifer, L., and Plattner, H. (Eds.), Design Thinking Research. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
Menning, A., Grasnick, B. M., Ewald, B., Dobrigkeit, F., Nicolai, C. (2017). Combining computational and human analysis to study low coherence in design conversations. In: Christensen, B. T., Ball, L. J., & Halskov, K. (Eds.), Analysing Design Thinking: Studies of Cross-Cultural Co-Creation. Boca Raton: CRC Press.
Menning, A., Grasnick, B. M., Ewald, B., Dobrigkeit, F., & Nicolai, C. (2018b). Verbal focus shifts: Forms of low coherent statements in design conversations. Design Studies, 57, 135-155.
Mader, A., von Bronk, B., Ewald, B., Kesel, S., Schnetz, K., Frey, E., & Opitz, M. (2015). Amount of colicin release in Escherichia coli is regulated by lysis gene expression of the colicin E2 operon. PLoS ONE 03/205;10(3):e0119124.
Ewald, B. & Menning, A. (2018, June). Are our methods as creative as the teams we study? Mapping existing process-based instruments to analyze the interaction of creative teams. Paper presented at the 25th Innovation and Product Development Management Conference 2018, Porto, Portugal.
Ewald, B. (2018, January). Team affect during the design thinking process. Paper presented at the 4th Israel Organizational Behavior Conference 2018, Tel Aviv, Israel.
De Paula, D., Menning, A., Ewald, B., & Cormican, K. (2017). The beginning of a new era: Using design thinking to identify dimensions for product assessment. In DS 87-7 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 7: Design Theory and Research Methodology, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08. 2017 (pp. 131-140).
Menning, A. & Ewald, B. (2017, January): Visual diagnostics for design thinking teams – Coherence x Creativity. Presentation at the 10th International Paris Workshop of the Design Theory SIG of the Design Society 2017, Paris, France.
Menning A. & Ewald, B. (2016, November): Combining computational and human analysis to study low coherence in design conversations. Paper presented at the 11th Design Thinking Research Symposium (DTRS 11), Copenhagen, Denmark.
Menning, A., Ewald, B. & Nicolai, C. (2016, October): Visual diagnostic for design thinking teams. Presentation at the 6th CIM Community Workshop, Berlin, Germany.
Ewald, B. & Schrade, D. (2016, October): How to build a prototype that fits. Workshop at This Is Not a Design Conference, Kerkrade, Netherlands.
Ewald, B. & Scheer, A. (2016, July): Developing process-based measurements to evaluate collaboration in innovation team interactions. Paper presented at the VII European Congress of Methodology, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.