News: Sep 12, 2016
I am happy to announce that senior lecturer Ramsin Yakob, from the Department of Business Administration at the School of Business, Economics and Law (Handelshögskolan), from now on is vice director at Business & Design Lab.Business & Design Lab (BDL) is a research centre for intersectional collaboration between Handelshögskolan and HDK – Academy of Design and Crafts. Ramsin Yakob will be a valuable resource in developing BDL but also, and most importantly, support the involvement of researchers from Handelshögskolan in BDL’s research and activities.
Ramsin who has previously done research on platform development in the car industry from a technical management perspective has got some new perspectives through his involvement in the Master’s programme Business & Design: “We are indeed still relatively traditional when it comes to strategizing, leading and managing organizations. Design opens up for new, or other kinds of processes, and design allows you to view things in a different way. Design, also from a management perspective, uses terms that I’m not so familiar with. But I’m curious to see things in a different way”!
Ramsin has been involved in the Master’s programme Business & Design at HDK since 2013 and he is responsible for the crash course in Business Administration for those students with no business background and for the Master Thesis course.
Today researchers from Handelshögskolan and HDK are collaborating in a few projects within BDL. But we hope to see more senior researchers and doctoral students who work in the intersection between business and design. In order to make this happen it is really valuable to have Ramsin representing BDL at Handelshögskolan!
Lisbeth Svengren Holm
Professor Design Management, Director Business & Design Lab