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Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness,

Assistant Professor Industrial Design at Iowa State University

Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness,

Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Design at Iowa State University. Her work focuses on the diffusion of design thinking and doing practices in design and non-design-oriented disciplines, with a focus on exploring visualization as a gateway to sketching and creative confidence, as well as design-ability.

She has taught in Germany and the U.S. at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, The Ohio State University, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Drexel University, and Iowa State University. She frequently facilitates workshops on sketchnoting, design thinking, and strategic planning in both academia and industry.

IDSA Education Symposium Emcee


Track 2

Wed - Sept 22

The emcees will open and close each content track during IDC. They will help navigate the transitions between speakers, communicate general housekeeping notes, and provide 'on the fly' commentary for the audience.

Emcees help guide the audience through the event and are a key part of the audience experience.




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