The HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Research Program strives to apply rigorous academic methods to understand how and why Design Thinking innovation works and fails.
The Design Thinking Community are current participants and alumni of the program. At regular workshops project teams present findings of their ongoing research.
Multidisciplinary research teams from Stanford University and HPI work on diverse topics concerned with Design Thinking, its process, method, interaction patterns and tools in order to investigate the phenomena of innovation.
All research findings are published in the volume "Understanding Innovation" as well as in various papers and articles.
In September, researchers from Stanford and HPI met in Potsdam for the final Community Workshop, marking the end of this 10th year of the Hasso Plattner Design Thinking Research Program. On top of presentations by this year’s research teams, the group enjoyed a guest lecture on Design Thinking in organizations by program alum Holger Rhinow, visited the Human-Computer-Interaction Lab with Prof. Baudisch, and experienced how Design Thinking is connected to the techniques of impro theater in a hands on workshop. The community gathering started with a symposium exploring neurological and physiological perspective on Design Thinking, with guest speakers from Chicago, Bologna, Stanford, Potsdam and Berlin.
Prof. Hasso Plattner
We proudly present the eighth volume of „Looking Further: Design Thinking Beyond Solution-Fixation”. It compiles the latest research results of the HPI Stanford Design Thinking Research Program.
Here you'll find an overview of other publications.
From March 4 to 6, 2019, researchers from HPI and Stanford University met for the 22nd Community Building Workshop.