Apply now for the winter term 2018/19!

Applications for our Design Thinking winter term 2018/19 program are now open. Students from all disciplines are invited to register and apply online until 31 July 2018.


Photos: HPI School of Design Thinking/A. Harnisch & Jana Legler (below)


Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to designing purposeful innovative solutions for wicked problems. In the Basic Track you get to know the innovation method and mindset and work on different projects in small teams. Together with a project partner you tackle a real problem from practice, interview users, develop creative ideas and human-centered prototypes.


Interested students can apply via our online platform.


For your application, we need the following documents:

  • Personal information
  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • Your personal T-profile


You can find more information about the application process on our website.

We are looking for T-shaped people and future change-makers


T-shaped people are experts in a specific field (reflected by the vertical part of the letter “T”). Moreover, they have numerous additional skills and interests as well as a broad general knowledge (represented by the horizontal part of the “T”).


At HPI School of Design Thinking we bring “T-shaped people” from all over the world together and enable them to cross disciplinary boundaries, to work collaboratively and to apply their skills and knowledge together with others to create innovative solutions for complex problems.


How and in what form you want to create your “T-Profile”, whether as text, picture, diagram or photo, is completely up to you.


If you want to know more, visit us on Open House Day!


On 13 June interested students have the opportunity to visit us from 15:00 to 18:00 to get an impression of our Design Thinking program and unique teaching space. Visit us, ask questions and meet our students, coaches and team.


We look forward to meeting you!