The School of Design Thinking at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute began its program in the winter term of 2007/2008. Under the directorship of Prof. Ulrich Weinberg this unique complementary program in Design Thinking (inventive development) is the first of its kind at a German university. Modelled on the famous d.school at Stanford University in California (US), the one-year program in Design Thinking will enable students to develop particularly user-friendly IT-based products and services in multidisciplinary teams.
The truly revolutionary aspect of the concept of Design Thinking is that both the three to four students in each team as well as their professors all come from different academic disciplines. Teams of computer scientists and usability experts, designers and management specialists, biologists, sociologists, and medical doctors work towards innovative solutions and the development of prototypes.
Students from practically all disciplines, who are in the final phase of their M.A.-level university studies, are eligible to apply for this supplementary training in Design Thinking in Potsdam. The course starts annually in the fall.
For more information please refer to the website of the HPI School of Design Thinking.