Programme Manager at Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking at the University of Cape Town
Dr Rael Futerman is a Programme Manager at the Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking at the University of Cape Town, also known as the d-school. His areas of specialisation include Industrial Design, Participatory Design and Design-led Innovation. As an Innovation and Design Thinking educator, his interest is in developing programmes that contribute to building the creativity of individuals and organisations. His focus areas include the development of contextual models of design thinking practice, entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship support and discovery-driven innovation.
Rael has worked as an educator and Programme Manager within the Industrial Design department of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), and a consultant and researcher in the academic and corporate sectors. He holds a Doctorate of Technology with a focus on Participatory Design.