Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI
Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI

Advanced Track Design Thinking (D-School) (Wintersemester 2023/2024)

Lecturer: Dr. Claudia Nicolai (D-School) , Thomas Grundnigg (D-School)

General Information

  • Weekly Hours: 6
  • Credits: 9
  • Graded: yes
  • Enrolment Deadline: 01.10.2023 - 31.10.2023
  • Teaching Form: Project / Seminar
  • Enrolment Type: Compulsory Elective Module
  • Course Language: English
  • Maximum number of participants: 30

Programs, Module Groups & Modules

IT-Systems Engineering BA
IT-Systems Engineering MA
Data Engineering MA
Digital Health MA
Cybersecurity MA
Software Systems Engineering MA
  • Professional Skills
    • HPI-PSK-DT Design Thinking


This hybrid course will be held weekly on two program days (Monday and Thursday) from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (CET).

The dates for the winter semester 22/23

- First day of the program: 17.10.2022 (as pre-launch)

- Last day of the program: 16.02.2023

- Deadline for submission of the final version of the project documentation: 06.03.2023


The total time investment in this course is 16-20 hours/week. On program days, we require active participation for a total of 10 working hours (either onsite or virtual). In addition, we expect all participants to invest an additional 6-10 working hours per week in teamwork and individual contributions to the program. You can plan this time independently. Our experienced Design Thinking coaches are also available to provide support for this.


You can download the semester overview here.

Further information about the course offer can be found on our website.

You can pre-register for the application for the summer term 2023 here.