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Project with Hasso Plattner Institute: Collaboration within the legal market​

Collaboration within the legal market

A design thinking project with the Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam

This project is about collaboration within the legal market. Together with students of the HPI we did a deep user research about the fact that interdisciplinary collaboration does not take place amongst lawyers. If you got interested, please contact us to access the insights and studies!

The Goal

Once it was Kodak, the leading brand in photography, that failed to make the leap into digitization and thus recorded high losses. Now this is also threatening lawyers who refuse to digitise, because companies expect faster, more progressive and precise legal services that are in line with digital development. 

The Liquid Legal Institute is committed to pave the way for the digitization of the legal world through standardization and collaboration by establishing a software platform on which uniform legal standards are jointly created, used and applied.    

To reach this goal, all interest groups must be identified, and their perspectives and relevant needs must be understood and interpreted. Therefore, the Liquid Legal Institute worked together with us – a working group of the Design Thinking School, which belongs to the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam. 

The Challenge

Our Design Thinking Challenge was to  “Help the liquid legal institute to build an open source community to start the collaborative development of new digital legal standards based on the needs and requirements of key stakeholders of the legal industry.” 

The Method

Design Thinking is a systematic approach to complex problems in which the users wishes and needs as well as user-oriented invention are at the centre of the process. Using different techniques and processes, design thinkers put themselves in the perspective of potential users and try to perceive, recognize and analyze problems and needs. 


If you are interested in the method, the project, and the results feel free to contact Astrid.