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.


First Design Thinking Study

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

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International Design Thinking Week 2015

“From App to Z: Improve the daily life experience for people with illiteracies” – this …

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Final student presentations of the summer term 2015

Students of the summer term 2015 presented the final prototypes of their 6- and 12 week …

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Join us for a D-Flect on June 22!

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Paging all Future Design Thinkers

We just opened the application process for the coming summer term of 2015 which will …

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Invitation to our Open House Days

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

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Final presentations at HPI School of Design Thinking

Students of the winter term 2014/15 present the final prototypes of their 6- and 12 week …

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