Michael Schieben

Hi. I am a designer. My craft is programming. I help others to create sustainable product and service innovations through the practice and facilitation of collaborative system we-thinking, co-design and impact reflection.

Let's collaborate. I offer product sparring, workshop facilitation, trainings and design management. Better process, better products. Bottom-up · top-down, teaching · making · learning.
Big picture all the time. Attention to people.

Die Tiefe muß man verstecken. Wo? An der Oberfläche
– Hugo von Hofmannsthal


Current Projects

The Product Field

A cognitive medium for innovation and collaborative product thinking.


Think: Etherpad for IBIS.

Probleme gemeinschaftlich und argument-basiert lösen.

Radically product centered in 7 weeks

A guide for self-organized mixed teams who want to improve the product they are working on by improving the way they collaborate.

Zu erkennen wo das Problem ist ist das Problem
– Horst Rittel



dpa, Wikimedia, ARD, MDR, NDR, Gruner + Jahr, Sinner+Schrader, Enfore, OTTO, Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Mag10, Hagebau, Tocotronic, Finetunes, BUND, GHvC

Talking about

Design and Development, Design Systems, Design Tools, Pattern Libraries, OOUX, Product Thinking, Colors, Prototyping, Sketch Plugins