The HPI School of Design Thinking (HPI D-School) is at the center of the Design Thinking activites at Hasso Plattner Institute. Since 2007, the academic programs of the HPI D-School complement the IT study program of HPI. At Europe’s first innovation school, students from all disciplines get to know the mindset and methods of the Design Thinking approach.
HPI collaborates closely with Stanford University in Palo Alto and its Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. From 2008 to 2022, project teams from both institutions have applied rigorous academic methods to understand how and why Design Thinking innovation works and fails in ashared innovation research program - the HPI Stanford Design Thinking Research Program.
With the new research program "Designing for Sustainability", HPI and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are cooperating in the research areas of design research and design thinking, design in computer science and design in entrepreneurship.
In addition to HPI’s Design Thinking courses for students, the HPI Academy offers Design Thinking trainings for professionals who want to address the challenges of digital transformation.
As a founding member of the Global Design Thinking Alliance (GDTA), HPI promotes the collaboration between Design Thinking institutions around the world. The international network further develops the methods and mindset of Design Thinking and promotes excellence in Design Thinking education and research.