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Learn Design Thinking all over the world… THINK1

Hi all, in my previous “Heads Up…” – post: http://scn.sap.com/community/design-thinking/blog/2013/07/30/heads-up-design-thinking-training-is-comming-arround-the-world I already announced the new SAP course THINK1 as a 2 days Design Thinking Workshop. Now it is available to all SAP Training centers all over the world. To check the available training dates follow these steps: Go to http://training.sap.com …

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Could it be?

It has been quite some time since I wrote a blog. Not that I didn’t have the urge to share something with the world, rather that this was possible within the 140 characters limit of twitter. In this period a lot has changed as well, although the more things change …

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Foccused on Customer needs

Independently from all design thinking all our creativity should be targeted on customer needs. If we can say yes to it, than the design thinking process starts. Within this, it is required always to reflect our results to the real requirement During my professional carrer, I have seen a lot …

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Subscriber Information

I was preparing in the last hours for the Human-Centered Design for Social Innovation Workshop that I will have with my group this evening and decided to share some thoughts before leaving home. I am not an expert in writing blogs as some SCN members, it always takes a long …

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Design Thinking adventure – part 1

My journey with DT began not so long ago, but I can already tell about the huge impact it had on my life, both personal and professional. I hope that through this small entry I can channel some of my passion to you, the reader. I’m not nor I don’t …

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Using the Business Model Canvas as a Design Thinking Technique

You may have heard about the book from Alex Osterwalder called “Business Model Generation” (http://www.businessmodelgeneration.com) which addresses a generation of visionary entrepreneurs who like to go beyond traditional business models and create new future-oriented companies running cool, innovative and modern businesses. But hold on a moment! As this is about …

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Try, Try and Try Again – Iteration and Prototyping

Let’s take a journey together. Imagine you discovered a problem.  You worked on a creative solution that meets all your needs. You are invested in fixing this problem, and want the best possible outcome. Then someone, without asking any questions, without giving you an opportunity to contribute, tells you what …

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Listening for the Solution

Effective communication is key to understanding our customers and hearing their problems. Finding a creative solution necessitates communicating. Stopping, listening, seeing, understanding what customers are saying. Yet noise constantly interferes with our ability to truly hear what’s on someone’s mind.  I used to live by a train station, where trains …

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Design Thinking Training available in Germany

Hi all, SAP Education Germany is offering a 2 day Design Thinking Training called WDT100 During this training you will be guided be a Senior Design Thinking coach to run through the whole Design Thinking Process. We are delivering public classroom (design thinking spaces) trainings and we can also deliver …

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Realizing Empathy– A tryst with emotion

After reading a recent article titled “A Lesson in Empathy” by Tim Brown, I could not help but feel that it was only fitting to have this week’s blog tread close by. The article showed a video by  Delos Cosgrove, depicting everyday people at different phases of life, dealing with …

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My Design Thinking experience

The idea of this blog is to reproduce an article that I wrote last year for the SAP Mentors Quarterly – Q2 2012 and add some information about other DT experiences I had after the Mentors Quarterly was posted. After exchanging some ideas with my mentor Otto Gold, who made …

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Design Thinking training in The Netherlands

Yes, this time I’m trying to sell you something. If you don’t like it, just skip this blog post. So what’s up? Well, maybe you still remember: last year at sapteched_2012 in Madrid there was a strike! And consequently the evening session about empathy, organized by Marilyn Pratt , was …

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Can everyone be creative?

We had all of the right people in the room. The stakeholders were diverse and had varied backgrounds and agendas. We were in a non-work environment, full of natural light and un-natural looking seating. The challenge contained ambiguous elements and there were no straight forward solutions. The workshop should have …

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Beer helps in Design Thinking!

I came back from SAPPHIRE in Orlando a few weeks ago feeling energized and full of ideas. You see, I had stumbled upon a section showcasing User Experience and a new process that I want to apply in my organization: Design Thinking! I was introduced to the different steps and …

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Creativity – Nature or Nurture?

I love to contemplate questions like these, especially in the context of Design Thinking. When I posted this question via Twitter, I got the following response from @gpeters, which I loved because it got me to think more about my current level of creativity. I think we are born curious …

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LOGOS IN THE NEWS: PRISM

I can just hear it. They had been working on this project for a while now. It was so innovative, it was so cutting edge. I’m sure the term “game changer” was invoked. At an agency often considered slow moving and ineffectual, this would indicate their intellectual renewal. So, they …

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SAP User Experience Community – Share, Explore, Discuss

The recently launched SAP User Experience Community (see also link to the left under “Related Resources”) is a multi-directional communication channel where customers, partners, SAP employees and others interested in design and user experience can exchange information and expertise. Whereas the Design Thinking space here in SCN is devoted to …

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TYPE AS IMAGE

Type, text, words, on paper or screen. We’re surrounded by them every moment these days. And we read them, we seek information or entertainment or commerce, generally. And we understand the text. It is composed of words strung together to convey meaning. On the one hand, it’s pretty magical, but …

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Speak the language of the Hebrewman

Although I do not belong to SAP Israel (I work for the SAP Labs organization) the guys from the local branch ask me often to talk to Israeli customers. I guess the T&E for me going to a customer which is one hour drive from the SAP office is something …

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Starting Small – Design Thinking with SAP

Starting Small It’s remarkable to think that the giant oak trees, towering redwoods and soaring sequoias of the world all come from tiny seeds, or that the foundation of human life is a microscopic cell. In today’s world of “go big or go home” mentalities, we often forget that amazing …

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