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Design for America at Northwestern University

I had the opportunity to participate in a great event on October 24th at Northwestern University. Intersections and Transitions: Designing Welcoming Experiences which was hosted by Design for America. This event was linked to Chicago Design Week which organizes several related activities in Chicago because the definition of design and …

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E-commerce meets Fiori

As member of the SAP Fiori Makers’ Community, I would like to introduce you to the e-commerce Fiori app which we have developed for PVH. This blog will explain the project and the app, but eventually you can get all the details in the next SAP Fiori Makers call on Thursday November …

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IoT in Schools and the Future of Education

The Internet of Things (IoT) is already part of our daily lives; it combines topics such as hardware, software and interdisciplinary applications.  What impact do the diverse aspects within IoT have on the future of education with regard to digital skills? On the 6th of July, several representatives of schools, …

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The Key secret ingredient to fix project issues

Over the past decade, I have witnessed multiple projects across the wide spectrum of IT. The projects range from internal initiatives to large project teams. If someone could draw a pattern, it starts high on enthusiasm and ideas( an intention to meet standards and recommendations prescribed as best-practices). Eventually, enthusiasm drops …

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Chicago SAP Next-Gen Innovation Tour

Earlier this month I had the distinct privilege to escort my SAP colleague Kwena Mabotja around several of the Chicago Innovation Hubs to help her learn more about our ecosystem during her participation in the Mandela Washington Fellowship at Northwestern University this summer. I have included a short blurb on each of …

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Going Beyond Leader-Shaming (5min read)

  It took me about twenty five years before I started to perceive my mother as a human being. I’m going to go out on a limb and claim that I’m not alone. We don’t always perceive people as human beings. “Then how do we perceive them?” you may ask. As …

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Improve your design skills in 2017 with openSAP!

Developing intuitive software that users want to use requires many aspects of design coming together. To help you to improve your design skills, we have a variety of design courses starting soon on openSAP. Basics of Design Research – Starts January 25 The purpose of design research is to create …

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Adventures in Design Thinking

As like most of my blogs, this one is going to be about the goings on at Barnsley MBC where I work.  We are currently going through a large digital transformation at Barnsley, with the intention of cutting costs, improving efficiency and improving data quality to name a few benefits. …

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Strengthening Democracy Through Design

American elections have a participation problem. With one of the lowest turnout rates among developed countries, the world’s wealthiest democracy is far from the world’s most politically engaged. This is particularly true for young, first-time voters between 18-24, who vote at rates consistently and significantly lower than other age groups.  But …

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