Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Softwaresystemtechnik

Tilmann Lindberg

When Tilmann heard of the HPI School of Design Thinking for the first time in 2007, there wasn't much around besides the nice rooms at the August-Bebel street in Potsdam and a vision after the model in Stanford. At that point, he had just started working at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Potsdam and begun his dissertation on "creative organisation". It was a small step to let himself in on the D-School adventure. A year later, after the graduation of the first class, it was clear that no other institution organized creativity as intense and radical or was setup as interdisciplinary as the D-School. In retrospective, Tilmann says that the D-School "is an experience for everyone to grow- whether they are a student or a teacher."

Tilmann is currently a fellow of the HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Research Programme and a research assistant at the chair of organisation and human resources.