Ir. Heijne, K.G.

Ir. Katrina Heijne is researcher and lecturer at the Design, Organisation and Strategy (DOS) department at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. As part of the minor Connected Creativity, she developed the courses 'Deliberate Creativity' and 'Practice of Creativity', which were launched in 2020. In addition, she is course coordinator of the master course 'Creative Facilitation' and coach in elective ‘Creating in Project Teams’. 

Academic Background

Katrina remains open for research projects to further develop the topic she is so passionate about: Deliberate Creativity in teams, organisations and individuals. From 2016 till 2019 she was project leader of EU Horizon2020 project U_CODE, aiming to create software for co-design in urban planning. 

She combines this position with her work as owner/creative consultant at SeriousCreativity, specialized in training individuals, groups and organizations to seize their creativity and improve deliberate creative processes. Her theory and approach are summarized in the science-based, but practical handbook: ‘Road Map for Creative Problem Solving Techniques – Organizing and facilitating group sessions.’

Her ambition is to bridge the gap between science and practice (and vice versa). In her role as Vice President of the European Association for Creativity and Innovation, she hopes to thrive this inspiring community, including its renowned ECCI conference.

Katrina received her MSc degree in Strategic Product Design in 2011. After her graduation she started as management trainee at Unilever R&D. During her 3.5 years at Unilever she has worked at the Consumer Insights and Disruptive Innovation department.

Education

  • 2007 – 2011
    MSc Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology

Experience

  • 2020 – present
    Developer and lecturer of the Minor Connected Creativity, in particular the courses: Deliberate Creativity and Practice of Creativity.
  • 2020 – present
    Vice president of the EACI: European Associtation for Creativity and Innovation. 
  • 2016 – present
    Course coordinator of master elective Creative Facilitation.
  • 2016 – 2019
    Project leader U_CODE: EU Horizon2020: an online participation platform to enable citizens to co-create together with planners and architects new concepts for the urban environment. 
  • 2015 – present
    Owner/Creative Consultant at SeriousCreativity, specialized in training individuals, groups and organizations to seize their creativity and improve deliberate creative processes.
  • 2013 – 2014
    Consumer scientist, Unilever R&D, USA
  • 2011 – 2013
    Management trainee, Unilever R&D, The Netherlands

Specialisation / field of research

  • Deliberate creativity in teams, organisations and individuals
  • Creative Facilitation
  • Education/Learning
  • Co-design, Co-creation

Lectures/Coaches students on:

  • Graduation projects

Secondary employement

Involved in the research project(s):

Books


Road Map for Creative Problem Solving Techniques

Organizing and facilitating group sessions

Heijne, K., & Meer, H., van der

ISBN: 9789024401116
Boom Uitgevers Amsterdam

Published in 2019


Delft Design Guide

Extensive contribution to revised version of the Delft Design Guide

Boeijen, A.G.C., van, Daalhuizen, J.J., & Zijlstra, J.J.M. (Eds.) Delft Design Guide: Perspectives, Models, Approaches and Methods.
BIS Publishers, 2020


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