Prof. Dr. Petra Badke-Schaub

Short Biography

Dr. Petra Badke-Schaub is professor of Design Theory and Design Methodology at the section Design Theory and Methodology, Department Product Innovation Management, Technical University of Delft, NL. She has a background in cognitive and social psychology and did her PhD on ‘Groups and complex problem solving’. Her research interests and publications cover topics such as design methodology and research methodology, quantitative and qualitative approaches.

She developed approaches for defining and analysing critical situations, analysed problem solving and decision making of individuals and teams in complex environment. Further topics are, the development of team mental models, experience and creativity in design.

Her research encompasses long-term interdisciplinary projects with focus on the analysis of teamwork and leadership processes in design as well as laboratory studies on thinking in design. She published 4 books and more than 100 scientific papers.