Design Thinking ... and then what?

Every design thinking project, no matter how inspiring, comes to an end at some point. But what actually happens after Design Thinking? Design Thinking describes a clear process with which teams can specifically come up with good new ideas. But “afterwards” the process is often not so clear. Unfortunately, in practice this often means that the momentum behind the ideas is quickly overtaken by daily business – and in the worst case scenario, they disappear into a drawer.


  • Continue the process effectively and see it as a leadership mandate
  • Get to know frameworks that further structure the procedure
  • Moving from the desirability to the viability and feasibility perspective

Key Facts

Vor Ort


2 Days

Workshop language

German or English depending on the date of the workshop.


HPI d-school Professional Development in Potsdam

Target audience

  • Design thinkers who not only want to generate ideas, but also bring them to life
  • Innovation managers who design and oversee innovation processes
  • Facilitators who guide and moderate innovation processes
  • Researchers who want to expand their footprint beyond Design Thinking
  • Stakeholders and practitioners who want to expand their understanding of the process


2.500 EUR (plus VAT); 15 % discount on the participation fee for participants of the workshop Design Thinking Basics: Mindset & Process (formerly Design Thinking Introduction)

Included in the workshop

  • Full board and happy hour
  • Working materials
  • Certificate of participation

More information

Previous participation in a Design Thinking workshop is not a prerequisite for this format.


  • You will work on a real case study that highlights numerous challenges in the post-design thinking phase
  • Practical application in small teams of max. five people contribute to an excellent learning experience
  • The workshop allows you to reflect on and expand your own understanding of your role – also in exchange with other participants


Preliminary: Virtual Input

Participants familiarize themselves in advance with the process and common methods that define Design Thinking teamwork and that lead to the results that are then taken up and further developed in the workshop.

Day 1: Kick-off and joint work in small teams

  • Problem statement and exchange of experience
  • Presentation of the case study for teamwork
  • Phase 1: Concretize (Product Strategy)
  • Phase 2: Validation (Test Strategy)
  • End with drinks and snacks

Start: 9.30am, End: 5.30pm

Day 2: Transfer to Agile Development

  • Phase 3: Prioritize (Implementation Strategy)
  • Team Pitches
  • Case “Resolution”
  • Reflection & exchange to discuss own project examples
  • Summary and outlook

Start: 9.30am, End: 5.30pm

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Markus Güntert

Markus Güntert

Expert for Product Leadership and Agile Software Development

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