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.


Design Thinking Week "Digital Transformation"

Digital transformation is penetrating all areas of life and changing our way of working …

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“The Campus of the Future” Conference

What are the challenges facing the university of the future? This question is the focus …

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Student Project, Trüffeljagd, is Going into Overtime

From September 11 to 13 2016 the “Trüffeljagd” (truffle hunt), an innovation event for …

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D-Camps: A Complete Success

This week the selection process for the Basic Track students of winter semester …

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Pro-bono workshop for NGOs

Wie lässt sich das Service-Erlebnis mit Handwerkern verbessern? Mit dieser Fragestellung …

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Save the Date: d.confestival 2017

Don't miss the second d.confestival from 14 to 16 September 2017: The “d.confestival“ is …

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40 Chinese children are visiting

During the last three days the HPI D-School hosted a Design Thinking Workshop for 40 …

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