Design Thinking

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In times of rapid change at a global scale, innovations help us turn formidable challenges into valuable opportunities. For businesses, innovative products and services transform competitive pressure and technological challenges into real value for customers and users. The same is true for social trends (such as demographic aging or poverty) or environmental challenges (such as climate change or declining standards of air quality). Transforming these highly complex problems into benefits for users, citizens and stakeholders calls for highly creative and inventive but also practicable solutions: in short, we need innovation to solve our global challenges. And this is where the Design Thinking method comes in. 

Design Thinking enables organizations to innovate intelligently. Its mindsets and practices drive the design of creative responses to complex challenges. They do so through a focus on human needs. By placing user needs at the very heart of design, teams make sure that their innovations create real value for humans. These types of human-centred innovations are also robust. On the one hand, human-centered innovations emerge from exploration based on radical collaboration.Teams use Design Thinking to examine complex challenges by unleashing the creative potential of different perspectives, including science, engineering, the humanities, or the arts. On the other hand, Design Thinking’s agile ways of working enable teams to rapidly develop, test and implement innovative solutions. This enables Design Thinking teams to rapidly react to changes in markets, technologies, or human needs. In this way, the mindsets and practices of Design Thinking equip organizations to confront today’s complex challenges with flexibility, nimbleness, and speed.

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Program

HPI Certification Program for Design Thinking Coaches

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Potsdam Bilingual: German and English 17500 €
plus VAT

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Introduction to Design Thinking

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Potsdam Deutsch 2500 €
plus VAT

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Design Thinking Advanced

  • Design Thinking
Potsdam Deutsch 3000 €
plus VAT

For teams and companies

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Program

HPI In-house Train the Trainer Program for Design Thinking Coaches

  • Design Thinking

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Design Thinking Sprint

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Measuring and Evaluating  Design Thinking

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  • Leadership

Design Thinking

  • Design Thinking is a systematic approach to solve complex problems and goes far beyond the classic Design disciplines.

  • Design Thinking is more than just a process. Methods and tools alone are not enough to drive innovation in companies and organizations. For many experts, researchers and practitioners, the key to successful innovation and transformation lies in shifting the mindset.

  • An overview of the most important terms and definitions of Design Thinking.

  • As experts in the field of Design Thinking, we regularly publish e.g. papers, articles and anthologies. An overview of all relevant publications on the topic of Design Thinking can be found here.

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Your safety is our top priority

Due to Covid-19, we are currently conducting our workshops in small groups and observing the recommended rules of conduct. All workshops are conducted under high hygiene standards.

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Design Thinking in action

Where do companies profit from Design Thinking and other agile methods? How do organizations implement this innovative approach in concrete terms and with what measurable effects?

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Design Thinking at HPI

Innovative thinking, creative teamwork and finding user-oriented solutions: These are just a few aspects and strengths of the method. But how does design thinking work in practice?

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