The world is changing and the pace of change is getting faster every day, whether through globalization or daily innovations in technology. The way we live and work is accelerating and becoming more diverse and demanding for our society and for all organizations.
The Hasso Plattner Institute has been addressing these issues for years. Together with colleagues from Stanford University, the Hasso Plattner Institute developed Design Thinking as a work process and a mindset that helps to meet these new requirements.
Design Thinking is a systematic approach to complex problems in all areas of life. The process and its methods offer a good balance between creative and analytical procedures.
Taking different perspectives into account is the common thread in Design Thinking. This multi-perspectivity offers many benefits in times marked with volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA, for short). The structured approach of Design Thinking, the multidisciplinary teams, flexible working environments, and creative processes allow complexity to be tackled in a way that leads to amazing results in innovation.
If you want to learn more about Design Thinking and innovation, the HPI Academy team has put together some information here: