The Program Committee considers Community Building activities as a very important part of the HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Research Program. Therefore two workshops are funded each program year – one in Stanford and one in Potsdam.

The idea behind the Community Building Activities is to bring together the PIs and researchers involved in the Program to get to know each other and to introduce their projects to the whole HPDTRP community. Furthermore the workshops are the ideal platform to discuss and evaluate research results and to identify cross-links between the projects. Traditionally also external researchers and other interesting guests enrich each workshop. The workshops are framed by an exciting social program.

The process and cooperation of the last years’ community building was highly successful, generating important findings within Design Thinking research.

The workshops at a glance


Community Building Workshop Spring 2020

From May 18 to 20, 2020, researchers from HPI and Stanford University met for the 24th Community Building Workshop. > Go to article


Community Building Workshop Fall 2019

On September 10 and 11, 2019, researchers from the design Thinking Research Programm met for the Community Building Workshop in Potsdam. > Go to article


Community Building Workshop Spring 2019

From March 4 to 6, 2019, researchers from HPI and Stanford University met for the 22nd Community Building Workshop. > Go to article


Community Building Workshop Fall 2018

In September, researchers from Stanford and HPI met in Potsdam for the final Community Workshop > Go to article


Community Building Workshop Spring 2018

From March 12-14 the DTRP researchers have once again met for an Community Building Workshop. > Go to article