Advanced Track

The Advanced Track program allows experienced Design Thinkers to deepen their expertise. Students gain an in depth understanding of the method and mindset by working on a 16-week project. They cooperate closely with external partners from corporations, public institutions or non-profit organizations.

After the successful participation in the Basic Track program you have a basic understanding of Design Thinking. A more frequent application of a diverse set of tools, techniques and strategies helps you to work even more thorough in the Advanced Track.

The Advanced Track offers room for iteration and the improvement of solutions. It focuses on the holistic experience and understanding of all aspects in an innovation project. We emphasize shared learning and inspiration. Coaches and students exchange knowledge and develop ideas in complementary talks and workshops. While working on your partner project you will experience the challenges of an innovation project, get to know working processes and learn how to communicate with users.

Apply now for the Advanced Track

The Application to the Advanced Track is open exclusively to recent graduates of the Design Thinking basic and short programs at the HPI D-School and our partner schools in Malaysia, South Africa, China, and Sweden, as well as graduates of the HPI GTI program.

If you have completed one of the above-mentioned Design Thinking programs, you are eligible to apply for the next Advanced Track.

Applications for the Advanced Track winter semester 2019/20 are now open until 31 July 2019. To apply, register on our online application platform.

The Design Thinking Advanced Track is an official certificate study program of the University of Potsdam.



Elisabeth Höpner

HPI School of Design Thinking
Program Coordinator

Tel.: +49 -331-5509-507
Fax: +49 -331-5509-589

E-Mail to HPI D-School Office