Prof. Dr. Falk Uebernickel

Design Thinking and Innovation Research Group


We warmly welcome you on the Homepage of the Chair for Design Thinking and Innovation Research at Hasso Plattner Institute. We are dedicated to research on Design Thinking with a strong team of researcher. Furthermore, we are hosting and operating the well-known SUGAR Network for Innovation.


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Call-for-Paper - Deadline June 15th 2020!

Digital products and services are progressing in their importance for our nowadays economy. Beside technological considerations, the alignment to human and user needs is of high relevance for the success and sustainable use of digital innovations and related software systems.

The minitrack offers a stimulating forum where researchers and practitioners, who are investigating the field of „human-centered design“ in close relationship with digital innovations, digitization and requirements engineering, can present and discuss recent research results on a wide range of topics, in addition to exchanging ideas, experiences and challenging problems. We are looking for qualitative and quantitative contributions and encourage the submission of articles.

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As part of our course, experienced DT practitioners like Prof. Jeanne Liedtka (Darden Business School), Prof. Pietro Micheli (University of Warwick), Tamara Carleton, Ph.D. (Stanford University) were invited to share success stories of the different implementation strategies their organizations adopted when implementing design thinking together with Prof. Falk Uebernickel and Danielly de Paula, Ph.D. Besides that, they shared with us the critical cultural and organizational changes that were necessary to make that happen, such as, how to EMPOWER employees to use DT, how to ENACT DT in different industries, and how you can PROVE that DT works. Finally, the practice will then be complemented with academic talks concerning the most recent theoretical developments in the area of design thinking and innovation research.

If you are curious to know about how organizations are leading through design and their paths to achieve sustainable innovation, enroll for this course. We will guide you throughout this fascinating journey, which is promoting organizational change through design!