Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Softwaresystemtechnik

Holle Greil

Always open for an adventure, Holle accepted the invitation to join the D-School team as an anthropologist in 2007. She loves teaching and learning, and has always had an interest in exploring effective and fun teaching methods.

Holle is a biologist. She specialized in Human Biology in her doctoral and postdoctoral research. From 1969 to 2007 she taught Anthropology, Anatomy, Phylogenesis and Ontogenesis at the Humboldt University in Berlin and the University of Potsdam. During her research on human growth and development, and on environmentally induced morphological changes, she measured thousands of people and assembled a comprehensive anthropological
database. She also worked on ergonomics and industrial design projects for the industry. Major corporate projects include the development of an international standard system for clothing sizes and co-development of RAMSIS, a three-dimensional man model that can simulate humans with a large variety of body dimensions in varying working environments.