HPI D-School
HPI D-School

Events

The HPI D-School in Potsdam is the European center for a growing Design Thinking community. We regularly host workshops and events to complement the academic program. Interested visitors from all over the world meet at our events to experience Design Thinking in practice, discuss future trends and debate ideas.

 

Global Design Thinking Festival

Global Design Thinking Festival 2022

The D-Schools in Stanford, Potsdam, and Cape Town are majorly shaping Design Thinking education, and training, thanks to the Hasso Plattner Foundation. In 2022 it's time to celebrate 15 years of Design Thinking at Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam and five years of connecting the international Design Thinking community with the Global Design Thinking Alliance (GDTA). Moreover, we will highlight the opening of the first-ever building designed explicitly for a Design Thinking school in Cape Town. To celebrate these occasions and the impact of Design Thinking on business and society, the HPI D-School Potsdam and the Hasso Plattner d-school Afrika are hosting the Global Design Thinking Festival in September and October 2022.

 

HPI D-School Open House

Open House

At our Open House on June 22nd, 2022, we answer questions such as: What exactly is Design Thinking? Why should I study Design Thinking? What can I learn in the academic Design Thinking programs? Why and how do companies and institutions use the innovation potential of Design Thinking and the HPI D-School? What do the learning and working environments of tomorrow look like? Join us online and meet our team and get information about the program contents, the application process, and partner projects.

 

D-Flect

D-Flect

D-Flect is an informal forum for creative exchange within the Design Thinking community and beyond. We invite outstanding innovators from the most diverse fields to share their knowledge and talk about their innovations. We have already had inspiring discussions with Stanford professors David Kelley, Larry Leifer and Bernie Roth, the TV moderator Frank Elstner as well as David Briggs along with Colman Hutchinson, the inventors of  “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?“

 

HPI D-School Partner Day

HPI D-School Partner Day

The HPI D-School Partner Day is an exclusive gathering of project partners from all kinds of industries and organizations to reconnect and discuss the latest developments in Design Thinking. At the HPI D-School Partner Day our partners share experiences on the application of Design Thinking in different projects and exchanged insights of successes and challenges during the implementation of these projects.