We’ve been squaring the circle with our clients since 1976:
DDX is a German innovation foundry that began over forty years ago as an unconventional spin-off from one of Germany’s most respected technology institutes. After graduating with a university diploma in Engineering and during their scientific research at a renowned Institute of the Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany), three German engineers established their own office for systematic product development and methodology consulting.
The Technische Universität Braunschweig was one of the nuclei of the ‘Konstruktionsmethodik’ engineering school of thought in the 1960s, a groundbreaking innovation in German engineering. This revolutionary methodology still forms an important part of DDX today. DDX is the only institution apart from university research groups that has been implementing the ‘Konstruktionsmethodik’ toolbox of methods for the better part of four decades.
On December 20th, 1996, another new chapter of company history was written: Bremen’s first and multi-award-winning green office building was officially inaugurated and in 1997 named Die Denkfabrik (‘The Think Tank’). From that point on, a unified identity consolidated the areas technology consulting, research and development and training.
In 2011, the company was one of the pioneers in Germany to launch a dedicated Design Thinking advisory proposition covering workshops and project delivery. Ever since the team has refined the human-centered innovation methods taught in the Stanford d.school to work as practically and effectively as possible for its clientele.
In 2014, the company established a second office in Hamburg, and a year later a third in Singapore, working with technology start-ups and corporates. In response to growth in Europe and Asia, further locations (Hong Kong, Manila, Cebu, and Dublin) became part of the company in 2018. Currently, all seven locations operate a unified service portfolio, a global team and collective ambition to help our clients create the world’s most trusted products and services.