New HPI podcast episode discusses Design Thinking

Innovative thinking, creative team work and the fast development of human-centered solutions for problems are only a few examples of the advantages of the innovation approach Design Thinking. But how does Design Thinking work in practice? How do you treat people who are not willing to apply the method? And what does this have to do with our left and right brain hemispheres?


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These and other questions are discussed by Dr. Claudia Nicolai and Dr. Holger Rhinow in the latest episode the HPI Podcast “Neuland”. Together with moderator Leon Stebe they debate how differently communication works with Design Thinking, what that has to do with missing hierarchical structures and on which three principles Design Thinking is based on.

“Design Thinking tries to break down stereotypes”, explains Dr. Claudia Nicolai, Co-Director of the HPI School of Design Thinking (HPI D-School). “That way, you get to know each other on totally different levels.” The focus on thinking, talking and creating during Design Thinking workshops especially impresses Dr. Holger Rhinow, Program Manager at the HPI Academy. “There are no mobile phones and no computers. Even digital topics are first approached in an analogue way.”

If you are curious and want to learn more about Design Thinking, you can enroll in the course “Beyond Brockhaus Thinking: With Design Thinking to a Networked Culture“ on the interactive online learning platform openHPI. The course starts on 8 May, 2019 and will be held in English.

Profound knowledge about the digital world explained in a simple and clear way – the HPI podcast “Neuland” with experts of the Hasso Plattner Institute at https://podcast.hpi.de, on iTunes and Spotify. Every two weeks they discuss the latest developments in digitalization, their research projects as well as opportunities and challenges of digital trends. The next episode will be online on 20 March. Dr. Ralf Krestel will discuss how to handle hate speech in social media.