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Glossary

Explanations on the key terms around design thinking and our formats

Design Thinking Basics

Design Thinking

Design Thinking is more than just an innovation method; it is a mindset and a stepping stone for creating an innovation-centric culture. Learn more about Design Thinking.

User-centricity

Complexity

Design Challenge

Design Research

Design Thinking Process & Elements

Components

Innovation and effective problem-solving combine three essential components: technical feasibility, economic viability and human desirability.

Design Thinking approaches problems from a human perspective, with the objective of designing innovative and desirable products, services or experiences that reflect all three aspects.

Technical feasibility

Economic viability

Human desirability

Elements

Three important factors make Design Thinking successful: the collaborative interaction of multi-disciplinary and decision-capable teams, flexible work space for collaborative work and a workflow that follows the DT process.

People (Multidisciplinary Teams)

Place (Space)

Design Thinking Process

The Design Thinking Process consists of 6 steps: understand, observe/empathize, define point of view, generate ideas, prototype and test. The process is non-linear and iterative.

Understand

Observe /Empathy

Synthesis

Point of view

Ideate

Prototype

Test

Iteration

Roles

Design Thinker

Coach

Senior/Experienced Coach

Program Manager

Project Partners

Our Design Thinking Offerings

The HPI Academy designs learning experiences tailored to your team’s unique background and needs, and integrates our research and expertise in Design Thinking, IT-trends, and business innovation.

Open Course

Open Course Deep Dive

Professional Track

Coach Certification

Basic Track

Advanced Track

6-week projects

12-week projects

Events

Connect & Do Day

Method Jams

d.confestival

D-Flect

Open House at HPI D-School

Miscellaneous

Thisisdesignthinking.net

T-Profile

MOOCs