Beth Altringer Lecture

Dr. Beth Altringer is a psychologist in the areas of innovation, creative collaboration, and human-centered design, with a masters degree in architecture.

Altringer Desirability Lab      

Dr. Beth Altringer is a psychologist in the areas of innovation, creative collaboration, and human-centered design. Dr. Altringer is specifically interested in processes that lead to innovative solutions to complex problems – as defined both by the type of problem and the organizational challenges of the process (e.g. multi-disciplinary, multi-unit or organization, multi-cultural). She has worked with hundreds of teams across a range of multinational companies and educational institutions to investigate the question of what factors differentiate more (and less) successful innovation projects. As part of this, Beth runs the Behavior for Better Innovation group and Design for Desirability studio at Harvard. These focus on four areas: academic research; designing novel curriculum for innovation education (in the past two years Beth has created two courses, ES21: The Innovators’ Practice and ES22: Design Survivor); supporting student entrepreneurial projects beyond the classroom through partnerships; and designing informal public experiments related to innovation education.