Congratulations to Marcus Jahnke, Ph.D., who defended his dissertation: “Meaning in the making” on September 20, 2013. The opponent was Professor Roberto Verganti, who is a leading researcher in the area of design, management and innovation. The dissertation defense attracted a great crowd of people from a variety of organisations, as well as researchers and students. The thesis describes how design competence contributes to innovation in an organisation. Read an overview of the thesis in the Design Research Journal.