Eileen Mandir

About

Eileen Mandir combines her experiences in design, engineering and coaching to create discourse and change – for people, systems and organizations.

She is Professor for Systemic Design at the Faculty of Design at the University of Applied Sciences Munich.

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In her work Eileen is always looking for surprising and engaging ways to engage with non-experts on complex issues of technology, society and politics. She is particularly interested in discovering overlooked systemic relations. Through the means of design she explores new ways to collectively imagine preferable futures and create alternative presents.

Eileen is co-author of the book »Zukünfte gestalten – Spekulation. Kritik. Innovation. Mit Design Futuring Zukunftsszenarien strategisch erkunden, entwerfen und verhandeln.« published by Hermann Schmidt, 2022.

Besides her design and research projects, Eileen lectures internationally at Universities, hosts workshops and facilitates future dialogues. She lives in Stuttgart (Germany) and Cotes d’Armor (France).

Eileen’s work has been published widely (i.a. Fast Co.Design, Page, BBC Brasil, ZEIT online, BILD) and awarded (i.a. German Design Award, Deutscher Mobilitätspreis, Werner von Siemens Excellence Award).

In 2015 she co-founded moovel lab, a space for ideas on the futures of urban mobility. From 2020 to 2022 she was Visiting Professor for Strategic Design at the HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd, University of Applied Sciences Schwäbisch Gmünd.

Since 2022 she is Professor for Systemic Design at the Faculty of Design at the University of Applied Sciences Munich where she teaches in the Bachelor and Master Program and conducts research on the role of design in the context of social change and transformative processes.

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Professional Expertise

  1. Sept 2022 - present
    Professor for Systemic Design, Faculty of Design, University of Applied Sciences Munich, Germany
  2. Oct 2020 – Aug 2022
    Visiting Professor, MA Strategic Design, HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd, University of Applied Sciences Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
  3. Aug 2020 – Aug 2022
    Author of »Zukünfte gestalten«, Publisher Hermann Schmidt Mainz, Germany
  4. Feb 2018 – Sep 2020
    Lecturer, Quadriga Business School, Berlin, Germany
  5. Oct 2017 – Dec 2018
    Senior Design Thinking Coach, Impact Week (NGO), Frankfurt, Germany
  6. Mar 2017 – Dec 2020
    Co-Founder, digital mobilities, strategic consultancy, Hamburg, Germany
  7. Jan 2017 – present
    Founder of Eileen Mandir - Coaching leaders in the digital age, Stuttgart, Germany
  8. Jun 2015 – Dec 2016
    Chief Product Officer, moovel Group GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
  9. Oct 2014 – Dec 2016
    Director of moovel lab, moovel Group GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
  10. Jan 2013 – Oct 2014
    Product Owner, Daimler Mobility Servcies, Stuttgart, Germany
  11. Aug 2012 – Dec 2012
    Mobility Solutions & Innovations Specialist, Daimler AG, Stuttgart, Germany
  12. Jun 2012 – Jul 2012
    Volunteer Worker, Fundacion Felices Los Niños, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  13. Oct 2006 – Mai 2012
    Research Associate, Institute for Road and Transport Science, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  14. Mar 2004 – Sept 2004
    Internship, Mott MacDonald, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Education

  1. Mar 2017 – Nov 2017
    Professional Coach Training, Ontological Coaching, Newfield Network, Boulder, USA
  2. Mar 2010 - Jul 2010
    Research Visit, School of Computing, Informatics, Decision Systems Engineering, Arizona State University, USA
  3. Mar 2009 - Jul 2009
    Research Visit, ATLAS Research Center, School of Computing and Informatics, University of Arizona, USA
  4. Oct 2008 - Jun 2012
    PhD student and Doctorate, Institute for Road and Transport Science, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  5. Oct 2001 - Oct 2006
    Studies in Engineering Cybernetics, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Awards

  1. 2012 for PhD thesis
    Scientific Award ITS Vienna for Graduate Students
  2. 2011 for joint research with Juliane Pillat
    PTV Scientific Award for Applied Research in Transport Modelling
  3. 2007 for Master Thesis
    Werner von Siemens Excellence Award for Scientific Newcomers

Scholarships

  1. Mar 2009 - Jul 2009
    Grad School Scholar, ATLAS Research Center, School of Computing and Informatics, University of Arizona, USA