A World-Wide Network
of Institutions Promoting Excellence in Design Thinking
A Global Platform
for Knowledge Exchange and Collaboration
of educators, practitioners, and researchers
Global Design Thinking Festival
September and October 2022
GDTA member institutions from five continents are sharing their best practices and tools for virtual collaboration, with a focus on Design Thinking teamwork.
Learn about current topics of the Design Thinking community and join the discussion. Discover interesting insights about cultural aspects, new methods and reflections on ways of Design Thinking implementation.
What is Design Thinking
A method, a work-mode, a culture, a trend? The GDTA tries to define and structure the understanding of Design Thinking. Read more about our point of view and experiences here.
“The time has come to drive Design Thinking at global level. The GDTA will help us do just that.”
Uli Weinberg, President GDTA
The aim is for the GDTA to become the global platform for the exchange, debate and exploration on best practices in Design Thinking education, training and research. Learn more…
The GDTA in Numbers
A Worldwide Network
Meet our Founding Members
“Design Thinking is about leveraging diversity.”
d-school at University of Cape Town, South Africa
“Design Thinking is a gift to mankind, it needs to be properly promoted.”
Dato Lee Yew Meng
“We need to come to a consensus of definitions.”
Start-up bootcamp London, United Kingdom
“GDTA can present a clear road map for Design Thinking.”