HPI School of Design Thinking

The HPI School of Design Thinking offers a supplementary academic program in Design Thinking for students from all disciplines.

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 open for students of all disciplines and nationalities. In one or two semesters, participants learn how innovations are developed in a team.

For project partners

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

For professionals

The HPI Academy offers high quality Design Thinking trainings for professionals.  

For researchers

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.