[Translate to Englisch:] Design Studio Design Thinking and Sustainability

Design Thinking Studio “Design Thinking and Sustainability”

How can we move towards more sustainability? The 17 sustainable development goals (SDG) defined by the United Nations provide fundamental guidance to the fields of sustainability like responsible consumption and production, sustainable cities and communities, affordable and clean energy, and finally climate actions. However, converting the SDGs into concrete initiatives in organizations is a challenge.



Whether you want to be part of an initiative that makes a sustainable difference to the world, or you are looking for methods to realize ideas for more sustainability – our Studio “Design Thinking and Sustainability” provides you with all you need to deal with complex problem-solving.

Our Design Thinking Studio recognizes the paramount importance of business innovations in this dynamic landscape. Sustainable innovations involve the development and implementation of creative business solutions that drive environmental, social, and economic value. These innovations strive to minimize negative impacts on the planet, enhance resource efficiency, and promote long-term well-being.


Project example SDG Sustainability and Design Thinking


What you can expect when participating in a Design Thinking Studio

  • An approach to frame a Design Thinking challenge within a complex focus topic (e. g. sustainability, open innovation in education).
  • D-talks with experts from research and partners from practice on a focus topic.
  • Enhanced research methods for a human-centered approach for valuable solutions.
  • Inspiration sprints and in-depth creation.
  • Innovation circles and co-designing with partners e.g. innovative solutions for climate protection or artificial intelligence in crisis communication
  • Project incubator to fast forward your solution.


Do you already bring along Foundations of Design Thinking and do you want to make a change toward more sustainability or education?
Then take part in one of our Design Thinking Studios.

The Design Thinking Studio take place on site at the HPI School of Design Thinking and will be graded with 6 ECTS in the winter semester 2024-2025. The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 20 people.


Semester Overview: "Design Thinking & Sustainability"


HPI School of Design Thinking

Tel.: +49 (0)331 5509-507

E-Mail to HPI D-School Office