HPI provides design thinking to students and professionals while at the same time constantly putting its method and ecosystem to the test. In the Hasso Plattner Design Thinking Research Program (HPDTRP) in Potsdam and Stanford, questions are investigated as to how Design Thinking can be improved, where its past successes lie, and what area of implementation makes the most sense in a corporate and organizational setting.
Information for Researchers
At HPI we focus on the application of design thinking - primarily in companies, start-ups and NGOs. This innovation approach helps in increasing team creativity and responding to social change. Thereby, exciting questions are raised for innovation research. To answer them, PhDs, postdocs and professors from Potsdam and Stanford work together closely. Research focuses primarily on team dynamics and the transfer of research to practice.
Currently the following research projects are being undertaken at HPI:
- Visual Diagnostics for Design Thinking Teams II (HPI)
- Creative Spaces in Innovation Processes - Understanding, Assessing and Designing the Impact of Mental and Spatial Factors (HPI)
- Tele-Board MED: Supporting Patient Progress with (Meta) Data Analytics (HPI)
- Analyzing the Effects of Time Management in Design Thinking Processes (HPI)
- Design Thinking at Scale II: Investigating the MOOC Potential for Design Thinking Training (HPI)
- Can Design Thinking Improve Programming? II Data-driven Tool Construction for Integrating Tangible Artifacts into Programming Activities (HPI)
- Recovery of the Design Thinking Methodology at Work - From Qualitative to Quantitative Analysis (HPI)
- ABRACA.D: A Study to Explore the Integration of Modular Electronics Prototyping with Computer Aided Design Tools (Stanford)
- Human Technology Teamwork: Enabling clinicians to focus on complex design thinking tasks through advances in IT systems engineering (Stanford)
- Mapping and Measuring Design Thinking in Organizational Environments (Stanford)
- Impact and Sustainability of Creative Capacity Building (Stanford)
- Shape Teams: Supporting Physical Collaboration for Remote Design Teams Through Linked Tactile Shape Displays (Stanford)
- Designing for Failure (Stanford)
- Visual Diagnostics for Design Thinking Teams (Stanford)
- Priming Team Diversity to Improve Ideation (Stanford)
- Enabling Innovations in Human-Robot Interaction with Low-cost Embedded Platforms (Stanford)
In the Hasso Plattner Design Thinking Research Program (HPDTRP), theoretical and practical aspects of design thinking are examined, developed and partially redesigned. Research and teaching are closely linked. Accumulated findings are evaluated in the research and, after a thorough examination, flow into the training of students and professionals.