Christian Hölljes | Design Thinking in a Smart World
Professor, inventor and thinker H. Christian Hölljes will share his life sojourn and touch on the importance of The Big Bang, Big History, Big Data and a multidisciplinary approach to learning in order to be disruptive, creative and an effective problem-solver, designer, and inventor.
About the Lecturer
Christian Hölljes received his bachelor’s degree in zoology, mechanical engineering and fine arts from Duke University where he was on a full athletic scholarship as a heavyweight wrestler. He earned his master’s degree in Industrial Design from NC State. While a student at NC State, Hölljes was commissioned by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife to design and build the now famous Giraffe Center and Sanctuary outside Nairobi, Kenya. Hölljes joined NC State in 2013 as a Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster hire in Innovation + Design. An award-winning inventor, designer and serial entrepreneur Hölljes was brought on board (from the Silicon Valley) as a Professor of Innovation and Design to work on new programs, classes and ventures across the College of Design in conjunction with the Poole College of Management. Hölljes has pioneered, patented and created lucrative new markets including groundbreaking work and best-selling new products in the exciting area of Active-Learning Virtual Reality Edutainment.
H. Christian Hölljes