HPI D-School Partner Day on 5 June 2018

At the HPI D-School more than 2,500 students have developed creative solutions for numerous design challenges in over 200 projects and together with project partners from 15 industries in the past ten years. The result are numerous innovative prototypes, many implemented ideas, and stories of success that triggered organizational change.


At the first HPI D-School Partner Day we invite our project partners to meet our Design Thinking community. The Partner Day is an exclusive gathering of project partners from all kinds of industries and organizations, alumni, coaches and current HPI D-School students to reconnect and discuss the latest developments in Design Thinking, to share experiences on the application of Design Thinking in different projects and to exchange insights of successes and challenges during the implementation of these projects.


Date: Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 12:30–19:30
Location: Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Straße 2–3, 14482 Potsdam
Room: D-Space, 3rd floor main building


We look forward to welcoming our speakers:


George Kembel, Founder d.school Stanford and dglobal.org

Join Udit Bisht to experience the principles behind Design Thinking

Alumnus Clemens Buss, talking about his career as Design Thinking coach and data scientist at Bosch

Benedikt Ewald and Axel Menning presenting research findings on team dynamics

Marie Klooker and Martin Schwemmle talking about research on innovation spaces

Project partner Frank Kühne, Board Member, Adalbert-Raps-Stiftung

Alumna Anna Lässer talking about her work at Impact Hub Berlin

Project partner Arik Meyer, CEO, Switch Up

Project partners Axel Müller and Jeannette Kemper, Thomas Magnete

Alumnus Bijan Negahbani, who co-founded the HPI spin-off Adento

Judith Pfeiffer, Bosch Corporate User Experience, speaking about implementing Design Thinking at Bosch

Researchers Karen von Schmieden and Mana Taheri giving an input on blended learning and MOOCs

Project partner Gerhard Ursprung, VR Bank HessenLand, presenting the project "MyPiggy"

Uli Weinberg and Claudia Nicolai, HPI D-School, updating you on the latest developments, facts, figures, and projects at HPI




12:30 – 13:00 Welcome with snacks and drinks
13:00 – 13:30 Projects, studies and latest developments at HPI and the Global Design Thinking Association
13:35 – 15:05 Partner presentations
15:05 – 15:20 Coffee Break
15:20 – 16:00 HPI D-School Alumni presentations
16:00 – 17:05 World Café: What’s new in Design Thinking?
17:05 – 17:20 Coffee Break
17:20 – 17:45 Talk by George Kembel
17:45 – 18:00 Closing words and reflection
18:00 – 19:30 Networking with snacks and drinks




If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Stefanie Schwerdtfeger.