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Creativity in Research

This event is part of series:

January 17, 2020 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Anja Svetina Nabergoj & Elena Itskovich

Our most innovative research is driven by creativity and excitement, but in crossing from the known to the unknown, we frequently get stuck. In this workshop, we will explore how to design for deep work, how to manage and increase our energy and motivation, and how to organize workdays and develop strategies to get unstuck.  Working alone and in pairs, we will use prototyping to help us test ideas early, seek out feedback on unfinished work, and enhance our progress. This fast-paced experiential workshop will further support the ability to come up with new research ideas and identify innovative collaborative projects.


About the Speakers:

Anja Svetina Nabergoj (PhD) teaches at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, Stanford University. She is the founding member of Creativity in Research team that developed the curriculum for applying design thinking to scientific and scholarly research. She has been conducting studies on the creative process behind breakthrough innovative scientific research. The result is a new book “Creativity in Research: Cultivate Clarity, Be Innovative, and Make Progress in your Research Journey” published by Cambridge University Press in 2019. Anja is also on the Advisory Board of The Stanford Catalyst for Collaborative Solutions, which is a new initiative with a bold mission to create an open space to explore uncommon interdisciplinary solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

Elena Itskovich (PhD) is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine at Stanford University. She is recipient of the Stanford University School of Medicine Dean’s postdoctoral fellowship, joined the Parker Lab to study the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the development of social cognition impairments implicated in neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders. Her research experience spans extensive areas of immunology, neuroscience and stem cell biology.  She has recently joined the teaching team of Creativity in Research.