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Design Your Work Place - How to survive, come alive and thrive in the home office (707)


16 March 2021

Lang EN Workshop language is English

Dr Sebastian Kernbach


In this "Express" workshop, we apply design thinking, positive psychology and behavioural economics to our home office situation to stay productive, increase our well-being and stay sane (aka mentally healthy). We will learn from astronaut, an Olympic gold medalist and 6-year-old Elia what it takes to create a meaningful home office situation. You will learn how to structure your day, how to better deal with your energy and distractions and you will also learn how to make the time meaningful engaging with side-projects.

Learning outcomes:
Doctoral candidates will learn:
- …how to structure their day for more productivity in their research.
- …how better deal with distractions at home.
- …how to get up in the morning and look forward to the day in the home office.
- …how to increase their well-being and support their mental health.




Date: Tuesday 16th March 2021

Schedule: 15:00 to 17:00

Location: Online !



Dr Sebastian Kernbach is a lecturer, consultant, and visual coach in the area of Knowledge Visualization and Visual Thinking. He gives workshops at the University of St. Gallen, at the Swiss Summer School and various other universities and organizations. He works at the University of St. Gallen at the Institute of Media and Communication Management as project manager, research associate, and instructor. He is a member of the Organizing Committee of the International Symposium on Knowledge Visualization and Visual Thinking and founder of the Visual Collaboration Lab (

Dr Kernbach holds a PhD in Communication Science and focuses his research on the role of visual thinking in interpersonal interactions in the context of Professional Services Firms and Design Thinking. Prior to his research he worked as consultant for Interbrand, as Head of Branding and Communication of a Swiss start up and as Manager for Marketing and Communication for a large multinational organization. He has studied in Breda, Düsseldorf, Lugano, Copenhagen and St. Gallen.



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