Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, IDSA
Associate Professor of Practice in Design
University of Texas at Austin
Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness is an Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Design and Creative Technologies. 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.