HPI School of Design Thinking

The HPI School of Design Thinking offers a supplementary training program in Design Thinking that is unique in Europe.

Design Thinking

Think new, work differently. Design Thinking has become more than just a creative process.

For Students

The Design Thinking program at the HPI D-School is aimed at students of all disciplines and nationalities. Participants study how innovations are developed in a team during the course of one or two semesters. 

For Project Partner

Our project partners use the HPI D-School as a think-tank - and even more as a “do-tank” - to find solutions to their corporate and organizational issues.

For Professionals

In the fall of 2009 the HPI Academy opened its doors at Hasso Plattner Institute as a provider of advanced training. Since this time the HPI Academy has been offering a high quality Design Thinking education for industry professionals.  

For Researcher

In the Hasso Plattner Design Thinking Research Program (HPDTRP) in Potsdam and Stanford, questions are investigated as to how Design Thinking can be improved, where its past successes lie, and what area of implementation makes sense in an organizational setting.


The HPI D-School in Potsdam is the European center for a growing Design Thinking community. Workshops, talks and other DT-related events are held on a regular basis as part of our program.


Join us for a D-Flect on June 28!

Everybody knows smart phones – sure! But what about smart clothing? Imagine there were …

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How to build an innovation culture - The NORD/LB way of getting started

“We have many highly-skilled and clever people working at NORD/LB - the Design Thinking …

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Apply now for the winter term 2016/2017 at HPI D-School!

We just opened the application process for the coming winter term of 2016/2017. Until …

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Invitation to our Open House Day on June 15, 2016

What in the world is Design Thinking? Why do students from all over the world study at …

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Nord/LB goes Design Thinking

In the business sector, Design Thinking has developed from a creative technique into a …

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New HPI d.school in Cape Town

With Help from Potsdam, a Third School of Design Thinking opens in Cape Town, South …

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This was winter term 2015/16!

A big THANK YOU to all students of our BT and AT programs - you totally rocked this …

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