The way we move from A to B constitutes an important part of our daily routine. Whether we prefer private or public transportation, it should be fast, safe, and convenient. Since the establishment of the common means of transportation in the 19th and 20th century, the requirements for mobility have increased. Transportation needs to become cheaper, more sustainable, safer and even more entertaining. As visions of driverless cars and connected infrastructure are becoming reality, we need to discuss technological challenges as well as problems for the mobility management of the future. Will we move in shared, autonomous vehicles enabling us to work and be entertained on our daily journeys? How can Design Thinking help expecting future problems and finding creative solutions to implement these visions? In this session, we will address approaches for the future of mobility and discuss how experts are bringing their innovative ideas to life.
Moderator: Martin Schwemmle, Hasso Plattner Design Thinking Research Program
In times of proceeding digitalization, organizations and human resources managers are looking for new ways to optimize work across departments, countries and even continents. More and more organizations realize that they need to move from old analogue working cultures where individual performance is assessed to a more collaborative working environment in order stay to competitive and innovative. How can human resources departments become more flexible and accelerate their processes? How can HR teams make sure that employees identify with the organization’s overall strategy? In this session we will explore how human resources management can innovate itself by applying Design Thinking. We will discuss why Design Thinking enables HR managers to better understand the needs of executives and employees and ultimately helps fostering successful collaboration and fruitful team performance.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are important drivers for innovation and technological progress and therefore play a central part in modern economies. However, to stay competitive they need to engage in digital transformation processes and rethink their business models. In this session we will discuss how SMEs are applying Design Thinking to foster their innovative character. We will address questions such as: How do SMEs get in contact with Design Thinking? How have the panelists experienced their first contact with the method? 3. How did it change their way of thinking? And how did they manage to inspire their companies to use the method for their daily business (if they are using it)?
Moderator: Martin Talmaier, Hasso Plattner Institute
In this panel discussion, distinguished design researchers will elaborate on the origins and versatile meanings of the term "Design Thinking". The panelists will explore the design cognition and design ability, and discuss their practical implications.
Moderator: Katharina Hölzle, University of Potsdam
Keynote: Martin Wezoswki, Chief Designer SAP Innovation Center Networks & Chief Innovation Office - SAP
I have been loving and living design and innovation my whole career. I moved across a broad range of design disciplines from visual, interaction, usability, service to system design and to be leading design as a strategic endeavor. Right now, I am on the mission to map, build and inspire a future we want to live in. As Chief Designer and futurist for SAP's Innovation Center Network & Chief Innovation Office. I craft future outlooks, strategies and products, define and run innovation frameworks to find out what’s next for SAP and the future of work. I was named 1 of 100 most innovative minds in Germany by the biggest financial newspaper Handelsblatt in March 2017.
I frequently share my passion for the future of technology and design (TEDx, SingularityU Summit, CES, SxSW, Webit, Ada Lovelace, CeBIT, MOBx, Grace Hopper, SIME, MLOVE etc.) I build on my international adventures stretching from Poland, Sweden, China to Germany and across companies like SAP, Sony and Huawei, working with consumer electronics, media services and business software. There are probably very few Sci-Fi movies I have not yet seen, there are hundreds of forests I would love to mountain bike in and miles of coral reefs to dive on. Ask me about anything of the above and you will catch a spark in me eyes and possibly an interesting conversation.
Topic: “Let’s map, build and inspire a future we all want to live in”
We talk about change, but what are the mechanics behind it, the dynamics of change? How fast is it? What it means to be an innovator and designer is transforming faster than before, from classic product definition and styling of the superficial to system design of everything, including social and political systems, deeply rooted in a space of challenges and promises between cutting edge tech and humanism. In an increasingly exponential and converging digital-fueled change, we design a relationship, a behavior, that the product will follow. This exponential change is our most important innovation brief and the stakes are high, It is just too important to be left only to designers, or any single team. Technology is the human evolution this gives a new playground for “Human centered“-work, I call it the Humachine, a symbiosis between human creativity and empathy and machine intelligence, this opens new worlds for creatives in any occupation.
Not only private and non-profit organizations can benefit from Design Thinking. The human-centered mindset can also help organizations operating in the public sector. In this session, we will present and discuss best cases by governmental and political organizations that applied Design Thinking as a tool to innovate the way they approach their assignments, processes and missions.
GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit) and Impact Hub Berlin will share how they co-designed a new model for an international development work cooperation that replaces bureaucracy with user research, collaboration and innovation: The “Lab for Tomorrow”. The Lab sources innovation challenges in developing countries and matches organizations, experts and users to develop new business solutions.
We will hear about an 18-month social innovation university project conducted by students from opencampus (Kiel) and HTW Berlin. Together with refugees they explored co-working with the principles of Design Thinking. Join us to learn about their Design Thinking process and findings and discuss social innovation and co-creation.
Moderator: Steven Ney, HPI School of Design Thinking
Can data-driven scientific methods be combined with the creative mindset of design thinking? We think yes and prove it! Three panelists, three stories, three approaches. Learn how the BioThinking Program at Charité establishes true transdisciplinary interaction in research, how Nofima enhances collaboration and high impact with research projects, and how Innofo3D at Fraunhofer IOF applies Design Thinking for innovation processes and product development for technological sectors. What you will take away: how the challenge of compatibility of scientific and creative work can be overcome and how the gaps between mindsets can be bridged combining intuitive, agile approaches with rational, analytic ways of thinking.
Moderator: Arndt Pechstein, Biomimicry Germany
BioThinking – Design Thinking for researcher in regenerative medicine:
Design thinking and natural sciences – utilizing the best of both worlds to secure research funding:
Our Design Thinking Journey:
Increasingly change-makers are advocating for more sustainable and fair social practices. They employ social processes of innovation such as empowerment, co-creation and open source methods and make sure that their innovations have a social purpose and will make an impact. In this session, our speakers will illustrate the strong impact social innovations can have on civil society and business alike. Learn more about the Design Thinking journey of an interdisciplinary team of researchers that decided to promote Indigenous Rights in the Americas. Hear from the Melton Foundation about how they use Design Thinking to develop global citizenship competencies through experimental learning and how the method helps developing the sensibilities needed to change the world.
Moderator: Claudia Nicolai, HPI School of Design Thinking
Speaker: Frederik G. Pferdt, Chief Innovation Evangelist, Google
Frederik is Google's Chief Innovation Evangelist and Adjunct Professor at the d.school, Stanford University. His passion is to develop the capacity to innovate in everybody and he believes creativity exists in all of us. He leads a talented team which accelerates creative problem-solving and trains people on how to build a better future through technology by growing a thriving innovation culture. Frederik is co-founder of “The Garage”, Google’s hacker/designer/maker space and creator of the CSI:Lab (Creative Skills for Innovation), which develops innovators and generates hundreds of new-to-the-world ideas with various teams across the organization, from YouTube, Android to Chrome, or the HR team.
As an Adjunct Professor at Stanford’s d.school, he feels lucky to empower students through user-centered, prototype-driven design so that they can do cool things that matter in the world. He was nominated as a visiting scholar at the Center for Design Research, Stanford University and research scholar at EdLab, Columbia University where he researched the convergence of design, technology and education.
As a regular guest speaker at Singularity University, he equips leaders with exponential thinking and the ability to invent a desirable future. He was a Young Leader 2012 on the American Council on Germany, an Innopreneur in Residence 2017 at UDE and acts currently as Innovation Consultant to the UN. GTB lists Frederik as one of 50 innovators to look out for in 2017. He currently lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and draws inspiration from the playfulness and explorer mindsets of his three children.
Design Thinking goes global: In the past years a strong international network of Design Thinking schools has evolved. Renowned schools in the US, China, Malaysia, South Africa, Sweden, and Germany support each other, collaborate in research projects and engage in fruitful exchanges on the latest trends and developments in Design Thinking. What impact do cultural differences have on the Design Thinking mindset and process and what kind of approaches are developed in different cultural contexts? In this session representatives from international Design Thinking schools will share highlights of their learning journeys and discuss trends and issues for Design Thinking schools and their impact on an international scale.
Moderation: Claudia Nicolai, HPI School of Design Thinking
Technology is rapidly changing the way we live and work and presenting numerous opportunities to improve our learning environments. We need to let go of old education models and embrace a new learning culture that is project based, practical and applicable in diverse places and at different times. New education models need to consider that it is becoming more and more important to acquire skills and knowledge across disciplines. What are the characteristics of new learning models? And how can Design Thinking help to develop processes focusing on personalized, continuous learning channels? Let’s tackle these challenges together in this interactive session. Bring your theses and let’s design a new vision for the future of learning together.
Moderator: Marco Eisenberg, MINT EC (tbc)
In a more and more complex society with rapidly progressing technical developments, we need to fundamentally rethink the way we work. Organizations need to detach themselves from paradigms shaped in analogue times and embrace a digital and networked mindset. How can new workplace structures be created that foster a more collaborative and flexible working environment? What factors do organizations need to change in order to stay innovative and enable business competitiveness in the digital age? In this session our speakers will discuss the impact team collaboration has on innovative processes. How do working environments need to be adapted to unlock creative potential and enable employees to find solutions to complex problems.
Moderator: Ulrich Weinberg, HPI School of Design Thinking
Humans are a uniquely creative species with outstanding achievements in fields such as science and art. What about human biology allows us to be so innovative? On the other hand, some people are clearly more creative than others. When can we expect to be creative, and when does our biology incline us to perpetuate conventional solutions? Join our discussion panel, where experts share their insights into the neurobiological underpinnings of creativity. Contribute your ideas when we discuss the application of neuroscientific findings in design thinking practice – and prospects for neurobiological creativity research based on design thinking experiences.
Moderator: Julia von Thienen, Hasso Plattner Design Thinking Research Program (HPDTRP)
Moderator: Elias Barrasch, Education Innovation Lab - Universität der Künste Berlin
Daniel Biedermann is driving Design Thinking at Daimler. Together with his team he is scaling Design Thinking overall the company by enabling people as coaches, providing creative space for projects and fostering an umbrella brand for innovative methods and approaches (“STELLA”). Additionally, Daniel leads user-centered projects and thereby facilitates new products and services. Daniel studied communication science at the University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart) where he also received his doctoral degree in Corporate Communications. Before joining Daimler where he is located at IT he worked for a consultancy.
At Philips Design, Maarten is responsible for the further development and deployment of Design Thinking. Aiming to facilitate human-centered innovation, Design Thinking at Philips Design is applied in very different challenges. Over the years, Maarten gained in depth experience with very different aspects of innovation. He has a deep understanding of “business strategy”, “human values”, as well as “technology”. He excels in orchestrating innovation, motivating and organizing multi-disciplinary teams with the objective to realize meaningful innovation. Maarten studied Industrial Design at the Technical University in Delft, the Netherlands. He specialized in innovation management and graduated at Philips, developing a value proposition and concept for video glasses. During his career, he worked for design agencies, medium-sized companies and large-scale multinationals.
Andreas Hauser, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Design Services and the SAP AppHaus Network at SAP SE. His global team offers design services for customers to help on their digital transformation journey. The team creates business value for customers by applying a human-centric approach to business challenges, and helps customers to establish a design-led innovation culture within their organization. His passion is about humanizing business software through design and putting people in the center of all activities. He has more than 16 years’ experience with leading global Design and Design Thinking teams. Before, he was Vice President of User Experience at SAP for Cloud Solutions, as well as Development Manager and Product Manager.
Andreas studied Business Information Technology at the University of Cooperative Education in Mannheim.
As an Expert for Human Centered Design Angela Haas supports Swisscom (Schweiz) AG in the transformation to a people-centered innovation culture. Her focus are creative strategies for complex challenges in Society and Organizations. Her specialty is applying the Human Centered Design mindset in top management and changing the way we work in big corporations. In May 2017 she changed from working within Swisscom to working for Swisscom in a new organizational Setup with Creaholic. Before moving to Switzerland, she played a key role at Partake, a management consulting company located in Berlin enabling the company and their customers to adopt a design thinking mindset. She started her career as a Designer at Iomasmedia B2B digital communications company and shortly later was able to become Head of Design. Her academic background is a Diploma in Communications Design and she holds a M.A. in Creative Direction.
Maren Christin Mueller:
At SAP Design, Maren leads the Design at Business Community, a global network of change makers accelerating Design Thinking as a people-centric innovation approach across large enterprises. She drives the strategic direction of the network together with four partner organisations, facilitates learning across 150 companies globally, and connects people through live experiences. In her role as Strategic Design Consultant, she explores and tests new organisation models, and co-creates the future of work together with customers and SAP leaders. She is passionate about connecting people, and building up an ecosystem instead of an egosystem. Before joining SAP, she worked as a consultant, and developed strategies with communication executives of DAX 30 Companies. She holds a M.A. in Communication Management, and a B.A. in Economics. Besides that, she’s Co-Founder of Impact Week, a non-profit program uniting people from a variety of countries to develop sustainable business models using Design Thinking.
For the first time, d.confestival and the Kompetenzzentrum Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft des Bundes (Federal Government’s Centre of Excellence for the Cultural and Creative Industries) join forces to enrich the festivals program with presentations, discussions and networking opportunities in the realm of the creative industries.
On 15 September you have the chance to attend a series of talks by inspiring entrepreneurs from the Cultural and Creative Industries. Following the motto 'drop your tools, think beyond methods' this Input Sprint reveals unique and exceptional stories about personal approaches to business development. Strongly driven by their inner urge to create, the actors in the Cultural and Creative Industries often develop alternative ways to produce, promote and distribute their products and services. In short inputs, the speakers share personal experiences from building up their companies. Following the input session, you are warmly invited to a Meet & Greet with all participants in the Networking Area on the bus.
As a facilitator, translator and match maker Kompetenzzentrum Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft creates and advances visibility for the relevance and value of the Creative Industries as a dynamic, highly adaptive and innovative sector. The entrepreneurs in the Cultural and Creative Industries – and especially the small and micro businesses – their ideas and innovative business models are the center of our continuous communication, transfer and networking activities.
Hear stories and cases of a diverse set of experiences; from cancelling meetings without user centricity over a year of capability building to small and huge steps into becoming an agile organization. These individual and company specific learning journeys with Design Thinking are told by three different customers of the HPI Academy. Triggered by the stories, the community shares their insights and opens up the discussion about applying Design Thinking and how the journey continues with and outside of the HPI.
Is Design Thinking a METHOD, a MINDSET or a specific CULTURE? All these different meanings are put into practice by Design Thinking Pioneers in various industries. Born in the HPI D-School’s Professional Track, the Hacking Jam is a platform where practitioners share how they applied or misapplied Design Thinking to overcome system-immanent hurdles. Their common goal: growing a human centered way of work, collaboration and value creation. Get inspired by 10-minute-stories of guerilla tactics that sowed the first seeds of change in their systems.
Moderator: Molly Wilson, HPI School of Design Thinking
In South Africa we often work with diverse teams and continue to develop and prototype several activities that acknowledge and build on the different world views, experiences and meanings individuals bring to the collaborative space. Acknowledging and valuing these different perspectives is key to develop both innovative teams and products.
The theory of Design Thinking works great to come up with an innovative concept for a human need. The challenge is getting from the concept to implementing the solution. This workshop will allow you to collaborate with other DT practitioners to describe the work that needs to be done to move a user experience concept into a delightful solution.
Deep Empathy is an experience that invites participants (men and women) to live through specific situations in which they have the opportunity to observe and feel what thousands and thousands of women have to deal with everyday. Afterward the experience, participants will be able to create solutions that really generate impact.
For every Deep Empathy Experience we create three different sensorial objects:
WEARABLES to foster a physical relation with their bodies (body)
RELATABLES to foster the feeling of how is the relation with others (relation)
SITUATIONABLES to foster the situation in context (culture)
A participatory approach to needfinding helps us to develop our innovation challenges in a more assertive and efficient way. This workshop focuses on how we use participatory video to reach out beyond the usual workshop structure to include some of the world's most marginalised groups, ensuring they are in control of defining their problems and designing new and appropriate social innovations. Come and experience participatory games and exercises which enhance group decision making and engagement. From collective Intelligence to the Margolis Wheel from the Name game to twist in frame - how can this innovative and participative use of video enhance the Design Thinking processes?
Falling in love with Design Thinking ultimately means that you want it to survive and thrive within your firm. Still, it seems that the same aspects that make Design Thinking so special can actually make it difficult to implement. Many of these aspects are linked to organizational culture. In this workshop you will learn how to use a cultural fit tool of Design Thinking in your organization and participate in an exercise that will support you in bringing Design Thinking to life and scaling it beyond a small initial team.
This workshop is for practitioners and researchers who want to explore intuitive decision making. With the introduction of Design Thinking into corporate environments the need for quick scaling seems to tighten the room for intuition within design processes. Many teams struggle to develop a deep and shared understanding for their users or simply lack the “guts” to follow their gut feelings. We will look at some well known methods and see how they enhance our intuitive decision making and why that is important.
Building on the Stories and Cases told earlier in “Design Thinking Stories & Cases”, we invite you to continue the started discussions in an informal setting. Discussion rounds allow conversions and a look behind the scenes of experts, major enterprises and role models in implementing Design Thinking by showcasing their experiences around Design Thinking throughout the last years.
This workshop will help participants mapping the role of creative problem solving—focused on Design Thinking—within their work environments. The result will be a map of their current ecosystem which will help them to identify gaps, opportunities, and principles for further exploration. The session will be hands-on and interactive. We will begin by sharing existing maps and discussing patterns that emerged. From there participants will create their own ecosystem maps through a scaffolded exercise. Our goal is to help people taking a step back and seeing how design is (or can) affect the broader strategy of an organization.
As a new and innovative Upper Secondary School located in Copenhagen, Denmark, we strive to be the best school of innovation in Denmark. We work specifically to increase the level of innovative skills and mindset amongst all of our students. We aim to educate a whole generation to be creative and capable solution-oriented employers or employees in any business or organizational setting. Last year we received the “Teaching Entrepreneurship Award 2016” for our way of translating Design-Thinking into a teaching model for Upper Secondary Schools. Our workshop will demonstrate the different tools we use to increase our students innovation skills.
Designers, Futurists and Innovators ask themselves: How are ideas and innovations explored, designed, tested and iterated for future contexts? We tried something new: we combined the two approaches 'Foresight' and 'Design Thinking'. Foresight methodologies try to extend time frames: in a structured and systematic way alternative future scenarios are being defined. This gives a broader understand on how possible different futures might look like. The focus of Design Thinking on the other hand lies on the product. What happens when we bring the strengths of both approaches together? Stay tuned!
The peer lab is an effective form of employing the knowledge, experience and intelligence of a group. In this slot, participants have the opportunity to share their individual professional Design Thinking challenge in small groups, and will receive feedback and ideas regarding next steps or solutions from each other. Participants will leave the peer lab session with a variety of perspectives on how to tackle their challenge, and learnings/experiences from other members of the Design Thinking practitioners’ community.
Redesign Democracy is an interactive format that allows participants to turn their political motivation into action. In a Design Thinking sprint, they identify a focus on what to change in today's problems of democracy, get in touch with people outside their filter bubble and build feasible solutions that can be implemented in their neighbourhood, city or country right away. So they will shift from the mentality to fight against something to the inspiration of creating their own solutions.
A discussion panel with the audience and renown experts in the fields of design thinking and agile formats. We will discuss why design thinking & agile seem to be complementary from a strategic point of view and also how organizations have applied various combinations.
Drastic political changes, navigating digitalization, or resource scarcity – we are surrounded by wicked problems. Using the Design Thinking (DT) approach, a user-centered framing of those problems, enables us to find innovative solutions rooted in the users’ needs. However, in an increasingly complex world, DT might need to take another look at the bigger picture. Combining DT with Futures Thinking to expand our view to a wider context and add a long term perspective may be an answer.
When Design Thinking and Participatory Design meet, it is possible to transform the design process itself into an instrument for political solutions and decisions. This way Design Thinking becomes a powerful way to address issues of our local and our larger communities. While previously stakeholders often locked themselves in political conflict, they now innovate and transform towards better futures.
We offer a deep dive into the field of participation and Design Thinking - including collaborative methods tackling questions like:
This workshop highlights the problem of systematic and structured consumer-centric explorative research in innovation design and new product development and introduces a hands-on structured method to identify customer hidden needs and generate unique consumer insights. The method is based on the streamlined Repertory Grid Technique that represents the cutting-edge approach in innovation management adopted by leading world companies. Incorporation of this powerful multidisciplinary method enhances the Design Thinking approach and offers limitless potential in business and product design for entrepreneurs, start-ups and big companies
Collaboration might be one of the most powerful resources for the future. Consequently, Design Thinking also received some attention in education to foster collaboration, empathy and creative problem-solving. But how do you get the most out of it? Schools have to follow specific regulations and mechanisms and are traditionally not close to Design Thinking methods. In schools, Design Thinking cannot yet be the “one method fits all”. In this workshop we will especially address teachers and suggest Design Thinking as a powerful method for schools. We will try to find out together, in which fields Design Thinking could be applied and which areas of education would be interesting to focus on. Additionally, we will share some best practice examples of Design Thinking in schools.
Newborn ideas aren’t usually the beautiful, coherent, powerful solutions we imagine them to be. More often they come across as unfinished, absurd or even ugly – and yet they can still contain the seeds of profitable innovations. In a fast-paced, highly competitive business context, these ill-defined ideas are often prematurely discarded by faulty screening criteria.
This workshop shows participants how to start an innovation journey by locating the elements and dimensions that form and define a design idea. Teams use We-Q in vertical brainstorming sessions to focus on fuzzy ideas, envision prototypes and discover possible testing scenarios. Bring your own idea or collaborate on someone else’s; expand your toolkit for taking a fuzzy idea to the next level.
As ways of working have changed over the last several years, workspaces must adapt as well. This hands-on workshop enables participants to lay the foundation for their own creative workspaces. Using a collaborative toolkit, thoughts are made tangible, spatial layout ideas are visualized and discussions about team values and behaviors are triggered. The toolkit is played in several steps, resulting in an envisioned creative space that fits the team it is meant for.
Get to know the HPI Academy team and learn more about us, our projects and our experiences in facilitating innovation projects in different contexts.
The advisory team looks back at an extensive experience from various client projects and innovative teamwork. From 2013-2016 we have conducted a total of approx. 400 workshops with more than 8000 participants. Come to our terrace, let’s have a drink together and talk about Design Thinking!
Analogue Social Media is a fun and creative platform to reflect and express your d.confestival experiences. The installation offers a medium to interact in hands-on way, and share in just 140 characters your thoughts and ideas with the other attendees.
Speaker and coordinator:
We believe in new technologies, modern mobility concepts and economic change. To succeed our mission of a transportation system, noiseless and free of emission, we started researching the potential of autonomous and 100% electric mini shuttles. Using Design Thinking methods is the best way for us to challenge our ideas. At the d.confestival we would like to present our bus concept and show all participants the mobility chances of tomorrow.
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Recharge and reflect at our beer tent furtniture seating area in the shade of a big tree. Hanging from the branches: strings with loving thoughts about Design Thinking on colorful postcards, envelopes full of prototyping material and finished prototypes guests have already built. During the three days of the festival, the tree grows by getting filled with more and more love notes and prototypes.
Exhausted festival guests are invited to harvest either an empty love note or a prototype kit or even a finished prototype from the tree to reflect the day or their thoughts about Design Thinking. For writing snf building the beer tent furniture of the d.garten provides just the right place to either do it alone or with others, maybe even strangers.
You may know tape as a tool of stage workers at concerts. But tape can be used in many more ways. In fact it is a multifunctional workshop tool. Use it to decorate, to structure and even in creative methods.
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Improv Theatre is a form of theatre in which the actors improvise everything that happens on stage. There is no playbook, nothing planned ahead. For it to work the improv team needs to have a certain mindset. That is agile, empathetic and requires a "yes and" team that approaches new challenges with a positive attitude. And interestingly this is exactly how we want our Design Thinking teams to work. Collaborating in full trust that we will take the right steps once we’ll get there.
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Juggling is called metaphorically to keep things moving, continuously giving small impulses so that everything stays in circulation. Once something falls, it forces you to go on with curiosity, courage and the feeling of "you can do it". It means dealing with risk and learning inner strength and a self-confident attitude to look forward into the future. Juggling requires and promotes the right mixture of physical activity and mental concentration and also the willingness to gain new knowledge. The exercises are consecutive, impulses create a good learning atmosphere, small intermediate goals help to keep up motivation and curiosity.
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How does it work: A participant uses an iPad to determine their learning style, based on Kolb’s Experiential Learning Styles.
• They cut a diamond-shaped template based on their results.
• The color of diamond they use depends on their discipline.
• They tape their diamond on an enlarged version of the diamond.
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• The participants should simulate iterative product development in a "safe" environment
• Experiment with Scrum that means in more detail: experiment with self-organization, cooperation, communication, stress, understanding, respecting people, teamwork, creativity, productivity
• Show effects of continuous improvement by having retrospectives and iterations
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Failure frequency is an interactive performance combining storytelling, live analog Failure frequency is an interactive performance combining storytelling, live analog synthesizer tweaking, and live visual scoring. Failure Frequency is inspired by the concept of fuck up nights adding the essential artistic aspect of failures: Mistakes as gatekeepers for future beauty. Creativity as the art of making mistakes.
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An interactive art exhibition showcasing one year of post-its from the HPI School of Design Thinking. Play and build on the ideas of others, unearth a challenge by interacting with others and experience a fun and
alternative approach to idea generation. The exhibition contains more than 20 kg of Post-its from D-School Students!
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This is an innovative game, which we created together with our students and clients for trend-watching
and future forecasting while on a strategic or Design Thinking session dedicated to creating new
products and services. Using a deck of playing cards with 5 types of trends (political, technological,
economical, environmental and societal) and a playing field two teams play "against" each other trying
to create as many future scenarios for the product or service, as possible.
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In this workshop, we will provide a compact yet compelling framework for pitching an idea visually. By practicing the framework in the workshop, participants will get a deep understanding of the required ingredients of a successful pitch and learn how this approach can be used for efficient communication in and outside the team.
Speakers and coordinators:
Johanna Wittig, SAP
Tatjana Borovikov, SAP
Interested in looking at Design Thinking from a scientific point of view? Drop by at our Lab, learn about research results and inspire future studies with your ideas about what we should look at. Design Thinking Research studies innovation as a holistic phenomenon from a multiplicity of perspectives. It delivers valuable insights for practitioners by looking into the fundamentals of how DT works, when it works and when it fails. Visit us in the HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Research Lab! Dive into exhibits and workshops, seek exchange with our researchers who are looking forward to learning about your views.
Join us on Thursday evening for a festive gala reception in our big top to celebrate 10 years of the HPI School of Design Thinking!
Laudation: 10 years of HPI School of Design Thinking - Hasso Plattner, Bernie Roth & Larry Leifer
Welcoming speech: Albrecht Gerber, Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy Brandenburg; Steffen Krach, Permanent Secretary for Higher Education and Research of the federal state of Berlin
Launch Global Design Thinking Association (GDTA): Steven Ney, HPI School of Design Thinking
Concert by Kammerakademie Potsdam
Join us on Friday for a fun networking party in a relaxed atmosphere!
On Saturday, September 16th, we invite all d.confestival participants to a journey across the center of Berlin to explore the city’s most inspiring Design Thinking hot spots. Our field trip kicks off at one of the most innovative spaces in Berlin. Following the opening you can take off on your individual safari to Berlin’s top Design Thinking spaces where you can engage in workshops, bar camps, interactive presentations and lively discussions. Join us to network and exchange ideas with your peers from the Design Thinking community and experience Berlin’s unique Design Thinking vibe.