Public event

Confusions in organisational judgment

Lecture and discussion with Xiangyang Xin, Professor at the School of Design, Jiangnan University

Xiangyang Xin's lecture will share personal observations of the difficulties of decision making in organisations, and trying to understand it from a perspective of design. Case studies on both the product level and macro level will be discussed in order to look for common patterns of how and why confusion may happen. Finally, Xiangyang Xin will share an ongoing project of re-forestation of the desert in China and elsewhere, and how this project represents an exploration of new forms of organisations.

A light breakfast will be served.

Xiangyang Xin is Professor at the School of Design, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China. He holds a PhD in Design from Carnegie Mellon University with research interests in interaction and service design, cultural studies, and product development. He looks at how design, both professionally and philosophically, contributes to transformations of lifestyles, businesses and societies.


Mark Hallerberg is Dean and Professor of Public Management and Political Economy at the Hertie School. His research focuses on fiscal governance, tax competition, financial crises, and European Union politics.