Design Thinking Sprint

In this compact, intensive format, participants immerse themselves in the culture of Design Thinking and develop a solid understanding of the steps in the process and its basic methodological tools. Addressing an issue relevant to your company, you will go through all six phases of the Design Thinking process in small teams. The focus of the Design Thinking sprint is on user-centered empathy work, followed by an evaluation of its results to develop solutions. The sprint format is prefect to get yourselves started as a team and to start storming and performing.


  • Deep dive into the Design Thinking culture and develop a solid understanding of every step of the process and its tools and methods
  • With the help of an internal Design Thinking challenge the participants will run through the whole Design Thinking process in small teams
  • The Design Thinking sprint focuses on user-centered empathy building and the development of testable solutions

Key Facts


One preparation day + five workshop days, optionally further days for iteration loops for the further development of prototypes


Up to five people

Workshop language



On the campus of Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, or on your premises

Target audience

The Design Thinking Sprint is targeted at innovation- und project teams who want to work fast on an internal issue supported with the Design Thinking process


Dependent on the individual program 

More information

In addition to the two five-day formats, we also offer project support over a longer period. We are happy to create a custom program for you. 

The participants gain a basic understanding of the Design Thinking process. They will learn techniques that can be used for working in teams, in meetings or on complex issues. In addition, they develop specific ideas and prototypes for their challenge, which the team can continue to work on after the project. 


  • Working agile on a concrete, company-relevant project 
  • Equally suitable for teams without agile working experience 
  • Experience with agile methods, which can be applied at once 


Scoping Day

Day 1: Training the teams in the basic methods with a quick run-through of a Design Thinking process

Day 2: Conducting in-depth interviews for user research 

Day 3: Evaluating the data from the field research 

Day 4: Developing ideas and building prototypes 

Day 5: Testing, reflecting, and planning the next steps