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New openSAP course: Basics of Design Research

Understanding your end-user’s needs is key to excellent design. But what is the best method to understanding your end-users? Surely, they think the same as you – right? Often we forget that our expectations of how somebody else uses our end product is completely different to the reality. To understand …

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Design Thinking Workshop (20th of April, 2016)

Hello, my name is a Farhan and I am a master’s student in La Trobe University. I participated in a design thinking workshop through SAP University Alliance Program on 20th of April, 2016. The program director of my course MBIMS and senior lecturer Dr. Mei-Tai Chu was gracious enough to …

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Simplify Complexity with the Power of Analogies

During the last two years in my role as a design thinking coach at SAP, I experienced the power of analogies in various design thinking (DT) projects. Again and again, I was impressed by how analogies brought inspiration and value to any DT challenge the team faced. Analogies create understanding, …

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‘Back on Track’: How an Idea Evolves

The winners of the 2015 SAP Gründerwerkstatt, a workshop for startup entrepreneurs, were recently invited to the SAP AppHaus in Heidelberg for an interview. Their “Back on Track” project had just garnered another accolade in winning the Google Impact Challenge, which followed a second-place finish in ECHT GUT!, an award …

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Early Innovators Program

As a mother of a newly inducted teenager (a 13 year old daughter), I’ve always been astonished by how technology is intrinsic in her. She is so nimble when she navigates through her electronic devices (mainly the iPhone). She can send an email to her teacher informing that she will …

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Saving Lives with Design

A phenomenal number of people in the world are affected by cancer, whether individuals battling the disease, their family and friends, or the medical specialists researching cures and treating patients. That’s why I’m humbled and grateful to be associated with the SAP Medical Research Insights solution, powered by SAP HANA, …

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Empathy- is it so hard to practice?

Empathy is the fundamental principle of Design Thinking. It is the ability to step into the shoes of another person to try to understand their feelings. Is it so hard then, to put it into practice? Let me share an example. As I reflect on my recent family trip to …

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P&I Early Talents design their future at SAP

On November 24 and 25, the first P&I develop&&impact Early Talent Event for Germany took place in the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim. Around 150 Early Talents, all hired in 2015 – some as early as just a week ago – attended this local event. It is part of the global develop&&impact …

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Honesty and Good Design are scarce in software

Software, by its term is flexible to adapt its structure. Software was meant to be flexible, adaptable and transportable. However, over a long period of time, software practitioners have disregarded these aspects and misused the nature of flexibility to provide sub-standard solutions. Are we sitting on a pile of redundant …

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