Joan Vinyets Rejon, Ph.D., is an innovation and education professional with 25+ years experience in design, learning and consulting aimed at improving people’s experiences with products and services through person-focused change and sustainable value-added innovation. An experienced lecturer and consultant, specializing in advising companies on how to explore and co-create people centered experiences, to understand their needs and desires, and to innovate products and services.
As a designer and consultant, collaborated with companies such as Alessi, Hϋlsta, Knoll, Mandarina Duck, Viacom, FIAT, AstraZeneca, BancoSabadell, France Telecome, Ford, Hewlett Packard, Intel, Kraft, Orange, Microsoft, Roca, Unilever, Novartis, Vodafone and E –Lab. As an adviser, collaborating with institutions as the Spanish Ministry of Industry and Energy, the Center for Innovation of the Catalan Government. In the academic field, Dean at the Elisava Design School in Barcelona and visiting Professor at several schools.
PhD in Social Communication from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain), Masters degree from Domus Academy Milan (Italy), BA (hons) in Design from University of Southampton (UK), and a degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology from Universitat de Barcelona.