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.


Explore the d.confestival program

We are happy to invite you to explore the program online and meet some of our speakers  …

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D-Flect on 10 July 2017

Industry and politics have called for change in the teaching and learning culture at …

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d.confestival: Register now!

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Open House on June 14, 2017

What is Design Thinking? Why do students from all over the world study at the D-School …

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Apply now for the winter term 2017/18

We just opened the application process for the coming summer term of 2017. Until January …

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New Workshop: Prototyping Deep Dive

From 23 – 25th of February the first deep dive workshop on prototyping took place at HPI …

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Start of the Summer Semester 2017

This week the HPI D-School has kicked off a new semester of design thinking with 121 …

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