Weizenbaum Knowledge Hypercube

Podcast zum Weizenbaum Knowledge Hypercube. Mit Bennet Etsiwah und stefan ullrich.
(In German, podcast description here.)

The Weizenbaum Institute’s „Knowledge Tool“ supports interdisciplinary debates by providing a workshop methodology based on predefined instructions and prefabricated workshop materials with the aim to structure and record multi-perspective exploration and analysis.

Hypercube Prototype in action, Dec. 16th 2019

What is the HyperCube?

The HyperCube is a framework developed by the Weizenbaum Institute for the support, visualization and result validation of interdisciplinary workshops. The HyperCube supports a moderated discussion process, which integrates the perspectives of all participants by combining and securing their insights, questions and possible solutions (= HyperCube session). At the center of the HyperCube is the development of a topic-focused mind map by the session participants. Their ideas and impulses are recorded in the form of core concepts and put in relation to each other, based on a process of discussing, prioritizing and documenting.

We also recorded recently a Podcast episode on the Hypercube.

Setup of the Weizenbaum Knowledge Hypercube Prototype

Digitisation and Sustainability

The HyperCube was created in the cross-sectional area of »Digitisation and Sustainability« of the Weizenbaum Institute. The project emerged from the in-depth discussion of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the context of information and communication technologies (ICT). Among other sources, these initial discussions heavily relied on the main report Towards our Common Digital Future by the German Advisory Council on Global Change.


Contact Information

The Hypercube is under constant development and will be used in many upcoming workshops. If you have any questions about its use or simply want to talk to us, please contact

Dr. Stefan Ullrich

Bennet Etsiwah

More information and all the Knowledge Hypercube materials are available at our institute’s GitHub Repository. All materials, including text and photos cc-by-sa 4.0 Weizenbaum Institute.