Lucie Richter

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An anthropologist, design researcher and project leader, Lucie translates people's needs into opportunities and tangible designs, solving some of the most challenging problems. With tireless curiosity and effective communication skills, she leads teams to discover insights revealing the multiple layers of complex human motivations, and guides them through rapid prototyping to develop compelling designs. She helps her clients envision future scenarios involving products, services, brands and systems where every touchpoint offers a meaningful experience for every stakeholder while achieving business success.

Over the course of nearly six years at IDEO Munich, Shanghai, London and Palo Alto, she has worked across a wide range of projects in the health care, life sciences, consumer electronics, home appliances, retail, and service industries. Now, Lucie has her independent consulting practice and focuses mostly on health care and longevity. Her clients include Johns Hopkins Hospital, Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk, Proteus Digital Health, California HealthCare Foundation, The Lucille and David Packard Foundation, On Lok, Stanford Hospital and Clinics to name a few.

A native of Germany, Lucie has lived in the UK and China before landing in California. She earned her BA in Mandarin Chinese Translations from Munich School of Languages and Interpreting in Germany, and her MA in Anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. For academic year 2013-14, Lucie is National Guest Lecturer at Stanford's Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC) instructing post-doctoral fellows in human-centered design. She is also a mentor at Aging2.0’s incubator, GENerator as well as SOS Ventures’ accelerator leveraging Leap Motion technology, LEAP.AXLR8R.

Adjunct Professor, Industrial Design

BA, Institute for Languages and Interpreting, Munich; MA, School of Oriental and African Studies, London