Humberto Schwab studied philosophy and physics at the universities of Utrecht and Amsterdam.
He worked for 24 years in education, teaching physics and philosophy at high schools, academies, and universities.
At the University of Amsterdam, he developed the student’s Socratic lab, working as an innovative project leader.
He introduced a law for the minister of education; philosophy in the Dutch curriculum. A series of philosophy books for education has been completed in the Dutch language.
He developed the Socratic Design method in his private Socratic Design Academy, based in Girona, Spain.
He developed the Socratic Design lab method for business and applied it for different entities (see below).
The Socratic design method is also used to transform business and government leaders via the so-called VIP training into Socratic Designers. CEO’s and leaders of different fields of expertise acquired the capacity to transform their company or government.
Humberto Schwab teaches via master courses at different universities, art academies, and business schools. In 2021 he published a book about the Socratic Design Method and Philosophy.
Currently, he and his team are leading a governance innovation project within the civil service of Amsterdam.