Online workshop: Design Thinking Advanced

The online workshop "Design Thinking Advanced" is a format for participants with design thinking experience. The online workshop builds on what has already been learned and enables the participants to practice the most frequently used methods and tools in Design Thinking intensively and in this way gain confidence in the implementation. This workshop focuses on the application and reflection of methods and tools.

Design Thinking Advanced - a workshop at the HPI Academy

Since 2009, several thousand professionals from all industries have got to know Design Thinking on the campus of the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam. Many of them already use the methods in their daily work and in the context of innovation projects. At the same time, it has become apparent that many professionals need to refresh these methods and tools under the guidance of experienced coaches in order to achieve even greater safty in practical use.

The new online workshop "Design Thinking Advanced" builds on current basic training courses. The course offers participants the opportunity to train and reflect on the most commonly used methods and tools in design thinking together with other design thinkers and to exchange their own project experience.

Target Group

The "Design Thinking Advanced" course is aimed at all participants who have already come into contact with Design Thinking and are now looking for application security in the methods and tools.

Workshop contents

The participants work in small teams on a Design Thinking challenge. They use methods and tools from the design thinking process and reflect their previous experience with these tools.


Overview of the workshop days

Virtual input in advance: 
  • Expert videos serve as preparation and refresher on the topic of Design Thinking.
  • Participants familiarize themselves in advance with the process and the common methods that define Design Thinking teamwork.
First day of workshop: 
  • Presentation of the participants and the Design Thinking challenge
  • Application and reflection of interview techniques
  • Documentation of interviews as so-called stories
Second day of workshop: 
  • Application of synthesis tools such as the Persona, the User Journey, 2x2 matrix, Jobs to be Done or the Nugget Frame
  • Joint reflection on the challenges of synthesis in usercentred projects
  • Application and reflection of commonly used brainstorming methods
Third day of workshop: 
  • Application and reflection of prototyping methods
  • Reflection of different prototyping methods with regard to different test scenarios
  • Final reflection and overview of the entire process

What you can expect

  • You use modern online tools like Zoom and Miro under guidance;
  • You will work in small teams of max. 5 people who already know Design Thinking;
  • You will be supervised by a design thinking team coach;
  • You gain application security in the most frequently used methods and tools from the design thinking repertoire;
  • They reflect the use of methods and tools with other design thinkers and coaches;
  • You will be provided with documentation, slides, materials and literature recommendations so that you can continue directly after the course; 
  • You can become part of our alumni network and benefit from exclusive invitations to design thinking events at HPI.

Key Data

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Venue: The workshop takes place online
  • course language: German
  • Costs per person: 3.000 EUR excl. VAT; 15% discount on the participation fee for participants of our workshop Design-Thinking-Introduction (Open Course).
  • Includes: Participation, working materials, documentation and 1 coach per max. 6 participants.