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Diane Nijs (1962, Belgium) is Associate Professor Imagineering at NHTV since 2003 and Director of Imagineering Academy, a research centre focussing on value creation and value innovation experience perspective. She has been working at NHTV since 1986 in different management and senior lecture positions in both master and executive education.

She has a doctoral degree of the University of Groningen in Business Management (The Netherlands), a master’s degree in Kynesiology of the University of Louvain (Belgium), a master’s degree in Leisure Agogics from the University of Brussels and a degree in Marketing-Management from EHSAL Brussels.

Diane Nijs is an experienced and qualified organization development consultant with more than 25 years’ experience as a consultant and creative catalyst in both the private and public sectors. Previously she worked as a strategic advisor with organizations such as the Flemish public broadcast channel VRT/KETNET, the Flemish newspaper Concentra/Gazet van Antwerpen, the city of Antwerp (Belgium), ANWB, KLM, TUI and several retail-chains such as Veritas. At the moment she works with cities in the province of Brabant on public innovation and with Surplus on corporate innovation in health care.
 
Diane is a respected speaker and presenter and has appeared at as well professional as academic conferences in The Netherlands and abroad. She is a published author with two acclaimed books on imagineering, one very practical which was published in 2002 by Boom Amsterdam and one based on her PhD-study which is published in 2014 by Eleven International Publishing. The second book builds the academic argument underlying imagineering as 'Designing for Organizational Emergence' or else: 'Transformation by Inspiration'.  Her research focuses on designing for experience innovation.

Subjects

Imagineering, Design, Complexity, Emergence, Experience Innovation, Experience Design

Social Media

Personal website

Imagineering Network Website

Academia

Youtube (Imagineering the Butterfly Effect)

 

 

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Research Output 2003 2018

How Poetic language can innovate whole systems

Nijs, DELW., 23 Jan 2018

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperOther research output

Imagineering als motor voor stadskernvernieuwing: Een reflectie naar aanleiding van een experiment in 5 steden in Belgisch Limburg

Nijs, DELW., Dopheide, PAM., Lemahieu, A. & Stokman, M., 2018, Trendrapport toerisme, recreatie en vrije tijd 2018. Vermeulen [et.al], T. (ed.). Nieuwegein: PleisureWorld NRIT, p. 133-139 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Complexity research in leisure and tourism: challenges and directions in the era of interconnectedness (parallel session)

Farsani, I. & Nijs, DELW., 7 Oct 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperOther research output

Governance for sustainability in common places: a practical discussion

Wanderley, L., Almeida, L., De Brito, MP. & Nijs, DELW., 15 Jun 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperOther research output

Imagineering als motor voor systeeminnovatie : kennisontwikkeling in interactie met de praktijk

Nijs, DELW., 2017, In : Uncover. 2017, 1, p. 36-38 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Activities 2007 2018

Het inspireren en faciliteren van de nieuwe sporter

Nijs, D. (Speaker)
2007

Activity: Talk or presentationGuest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

Imagineering asks for strategic innovation

Nijs, D. (Speaker)
2007

Activity: Talk or presentationGuest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

Imagineering, het creëren van belevingswerelden, ondernemen vanuit het belevingsperspectief

Nijs, D. (Speaker)
2007

Activity: Talk or presentationGuest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

Imagineering and entrepreneurship

Nijs, D. (Speaker)
2009

Activity: Talk or presentationGuest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

Waardecreatie in de 21e eeuw in de toeristisch-recreatieve sector

Nijs, D. (Speaker)
2010

Activity: Talk or presentationGuest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

Press / Media

Actieplan tegen leegstand in tien Limburgse gemeenten

DELW Nijs

27/10/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Naar een ander, inspirerend perspectief op verandermanagement

DELW Nijs

1/04/14

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Vrijetijdseconomie: betrek gasten bij het verhaal van Flevoland

DELW Nijs

1/01/14

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media