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Diane Nijs (1962, Belgium) is Associate Professor Imagineering at BUas since 2003 and Director of Imagineering Academy, a research centre focussing on value creation and value innovation experience perspective. She has been working at BUas 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

Advanced Imagineering : designing innovation as collective creation

Nijs, DELW. (ed.), 2019, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. 190 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingScientificpeer-review

  • Introduction : towards a new design discipline

    Nijs, DELW., 2019, Advanced imagineering : designing innovation as collective creation . Nijs, D. (ed.). Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, p. 1-21 21 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

    LANDSCAPE : a big shift in society - growing complexity and the innovation opportunity

    Nijs, DELW., 2019, Advanced imagineering : designing innovation as collective creation . Nijs, D. (ed.). Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, p. 22-40 19 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

    LENS : a big shift in society - seeing change and innovation as a matter of emerge

    Nijs, DELW., 2019, Advanced imagineering : designing innovation as collective creation . Nijs, D. (ed.). Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, p. 41-59 19 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  • LOGIC : a big shift in society - Imagineering, beyond convential Design Thinking

    Nijs, DELW., 2019, Advanced imagineering : designing innovation as collective creation . Nijs, D. (ed.). Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, p. 60-85 26 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

    Activities

    Leiderschap in complexiteit

    Diane Nijs (Speaker)

    21 Mar 2019

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

    Masterclass Bestuurstafel De Baronie

    Diane Nijs (Speaker)

    18 Apr 2019

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

    Eventmanagers klaar voor de complexe toekomst?

    Diane Nijs (Speaker)

    13 May 2019

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

    Unizo en de Provincie Belgisch Limburg (External organisation)

    DELW Nijs (Member)

    1 Mar 201817 Sep 2018

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

    Imagineering Design Thinking Province Noord Brabant. Masterclasses

    DELW Nijs (Organiser), , GJM Remmers (Organiser), & PAM Dopheide (Organiser)

    4 Oct 20188 Nov 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventContribution at workshop, seminar, course