I enjoy sharing my expertise through lectures and workshops on the following topics:

  • Lean Product Development & Rapid Prototyping
  • Hardware Entrepreneurship & Product Strategy
  • Engineering Design, Design Research & Methodology
  • Teamwork, Team Dynamics & Team Cognition
  • Design Innovation & Creativity

My most popular lectures are:

  • “Design Thinking for Innovation”
  • “Prototype … Or Else”
  • “The Tao of Design”


For booking inquiries please contact info@glkress.com.


2018 Schedule

August 15: MediaX at Stanford University; Design Thinking for Innovation Workshop (Stanford Campus).

April 16: Molde University College ; Design Thinking for Innovation Workshop (San Francisco).

March 6: BMI Lab AG; Design Thinking for Innovation Workshop (San Francisco).

February 6: ME310 Global Design Innovation; Prototype Or Else (Stanford Campus).

2017 Schedule

August 15: MediaX at Stanford University; Design Thinking for Innovation Workshop (Stanford Campus).

January 31: ME310 Global Design Innovation; Works In Progress (Stanford Campus).

2016 Schedule

November 14: Covestro; Design Thinking for Innovation Workshop (The Radicand Lab).

November 2: Molde University College; Design Thinking for Innovation Workshop (The Radicand Lab).

October 3: SpareBank; Design Thinking for Innovation Workshop (The Radicand Lab).

August 26: Trondheim Maker Faire; Prototype or Else (Trondheim, Norway).

August 10: MediaX at Stanford University; Design Thinking for Innovation Workshop (The Radicand Lab).

May 24: WEAR 2016 Conference; The Hardware Journey: Getting from Idea to 10,000 Units (Boston, MA).

May 18: ME202: Mechaphonics; Going from Prototype to Product (Stanford University).

May 10: MediaX at Stanford University; Design Thinking for Innovation Workshop (The Radicand Lab).

April 14: Blekinge Business Incubator; Crowd-Funding for Hardware (The Radicand Lab).

March 5: Hardware Con 3; Prototype or Else (Zero Net Energy Center).

March 1: Design Region Bergen – DesignArena; Prototype or Else (The Radicand Lab).

January 12: ME310 Global Design Innovation; Prototype or Else (Stanford Campus).

January 11: University of St. Gallen – Institute of Technology Management; Prototype or Else (The Radicand Lab).

2015 Schedule

December 9: Hardware Massive; Prototype Or Else (NextSpace).

October 27: SUGAR Network; Supporting Hardware Start-Ups (The Radicand Lab).

August 24-27: IITC Graduate Workshop; Design Thinking & Entrepreneurship (Daejeon City, Korea).

August 20: Innovation Workshop for Public Sector Leaders; Finnish-Estonian Delegation (The Radicand Lab).

August 5: Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) eMBA Design Thinking Workshop; Rapid Prototyping Methodology (Stanford Campus).

July 28: MediaX at Stanford University; Design Thinking for Innovation (Stanford Campus).

July 8: Leaders’ Quest Silicon Valley Workshop; Rapid Prototyping & Entrepreneurship at Radicand (The Radicand Lab).

April 14: Blekinge Business Incubator; Crowd-Funding at Radicand (The Radicand Lab).

February 28: Hardware Con 3; Killer Design = Winner Product (Zero Net Energy Center).

January 20: ME310 Global Design Innovation; Prototyping or Else (Stanford Campus).

2014 Schedule

October 31: People Rocket Workshop for Duke CE; Design Thinking Case Studies (The Radicand Lab).

October 24: ME310/SUGAR Global Kickoff Workshop; Prototyping or Else (Stanford Campus).

August 4: Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) eMBA Design Thinking Workshop; The Tao of Design (Stanford Campus).

March 12: Tampere University of Technology (TUT) eMBA Workshop; Design Thinking for Innovation (Stanford Campus).

2013 Schedule

October 28: ME310/SUGAR Global Kickoff Workshop; Findings from the Center for Design Research (Radicand Lab).

August 23: Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) eMBA Design Thinking Workshop; The Tao of Design (Stanford Campus).

2012 Schedule

December 14: Helsinki University Workshop; Supporting Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Stanford (Stanford Campus).

November 27: ME18Q Creative Teams and Individual Development; Effective Teamwork: Lessons from Research (Stanford campus).

October 30: SUGAR Workshop; Effective Teamwork: Lessons from Research (Stanford d.school).

October 9: ME310 Global Design Innovation; Effective Teamwork: Lessons from Research (Stanford campus).

September 27: ME310 Global Design Innovation; Introduction to ME310 & the Stanford Design Process (Stanford campus).

July 2: Volkswagen CIO Workshop; Designing Creativity into Organizations (Berlin, Germany).

June 29: HPDTRP Workshop; Team Dynamics Research (Hasso Plattner Institute at the University of Potsdam, Germany).

May 31: ME310 Global Design Innovation; The Tao of Design (Stanford campus).

May 22: 12th International Design Conference (DESIGN 2012); Design Team Reframing (Dubrovnik, Croatia).

April 24: BT Americas Workshop; The Digital Self (Stanford Campus).

April 5: State Farm Workshop; Design Creativity in Practice (Stanford Campus).

March 19: Interdisciplinary Engineering Design Education Conference (IEDEC); Team Cognitive Diversity (Santa Clara, CA).

February 22: HPDTRP Workshop; Team Cognition Research (Stanford campus).

2011 Schedule

November 9: Aalto Entrepreneurship Society (AES); Design & Entrepreneurship at Stanford (Stanford campus).

October 27: TED Arts; “Brain-Child” (Stanford campus).

October 24: SUGAR Workshop; “Teamology” (Sheraton Hotel, Palo Alto).

October 11: ME310 Global Design Innovation; Design Research & Applications to Teamwork (Stanford campus).

October 7: ME201 Dim-Sum of Mechanical Engineering; Ph.D. Program Overview (Stanford campus).

September 29: ME310 Global Design Innovation; Introduction to ME310 & the Stanford Design Process (Stanford campus).

August 15: International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED); Team Cognition & Dynamics (DTU, Denmark).

June 29: American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE); Social Participation, Collaboration & Learning In Online Virtual Communities (Vancouver, Canada).

May 12: Luidia, Inc.; New Product Development Workshop (Luidia HQ; San Carlos, CA).

March 10: IMVU, Inc.; User Research in Online Virtual Communities (IMVU HQ; Palo Alto, CA).

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