Design Thinking Basic program: Basic Track
The Basic Track, the first semester at the HPI D-School, provides profound knowledge about the innovation mindset and methods of Design Thinking. During the Basic Track program our students work in small, multidisciplinary teams and apply Design Thinking in real projects.
Design Thinking Advanced Track
In the second semester, the Advanced Track, students implement and deepen their acquired knowledge and skills in a 12-week project with partners from business, society and politics.
Global Design Thinking Week
Our Global Design Thinking Weeks provide a fundamental understanding and experience of the innovation mindset and methods of Design Thinking. During an intense workshop week, participants work on a design challenge in cooperation with a project partner from business, politics or society.
For the successful completion of the Global Design Thinking Week, the Basic Track and the Advanced Track program our participants receive an official HPI D-School certificate. At the HPI D-School, we focus on collaboration - therefore we do not evaluate the individual performance of our participants. During the Basic and Advanced Track program, students work on two days per week in small, multidisciplinary teams and are supported by experienced Design Thinking coaches.
We offer 40 places for our Global Design Thinking Weeks, 80 places in the Basic Track and 40 places in the Advanced Track to our applicants each semester.