Michael Mogensen

Entrepreneurship & Design Coach

Make@MEET is a design thinking and design research course taught to Israeli and Palestinian student entrepreneurs as part of MIT’s Middle East Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow program in Jerusalem.

“I’ve recently started a job at Designit as a designer. You were one of the first people who introduced design thinking to me and I ended up going into the field of experience design” - Rawan Abulafi 

The Challenge

Get young Palestinian and Israeli startup founders to incorporate user research, observation and iterative prototyping and making into their projects. 

Role and Methods

Design coach and teacher.  

In the field research, rapid & iterative prototyping and making.


Rapid and iterative prototyping by students based on user observations in Jerusalem.


Erica Jewell, Julie Parisi