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Refugees Aid Workshop at the SAP AppHaus Heidelberg: How Can SAP Contribute to Refugee Integration?

From January to September 2015 approximately 65,000 refugees requested asylum in the German state of Baden-Württemberg (where Walldorf and Heidelberg are both located)but the total number of refugees in the state is even higher as many are not yet registered (https://www.lpb-bw.de/fluechtlinge_baden_wuerttemberg.html). By end of the year, the state of Baden-Württemberg …

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7+1 reasons why I would do it again

Let me share the story of my latest Design Thinking experience with you. I admit it was not a perfect project, still I loved working on it. Looking back, I identified 7 mistakes I as a DT coach and we as a DT team made. And exactly these mistakes push …

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Importance of communication in Design Thinking

One of the key aspects in any Design Thinking project is the ability to communicate – both internally and externally. But this is a topic which is ignored or given the least preference in some Design Thinking trainings. Even though “communication skills” is not a core topic for Design Thinking, …

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HOW DO WE LIVE THE INNOVATION CULTURE?

“Genius is 1% INSPIRATION and 99% PERSPIRATION” – by Thomas Edison WHAT IS INNOVATION CULTURE? – In the first place, we have to understand the meaning of Innovation Culture, its features, goals and the whole mentality about it. This conception consists of many dimensional characteristics. Experts say that the foremost …

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Design Thinking: Clear Communication Goes A Long Way

By Michail Vasiltschenko Years ago, we at SAP Language Services noticed a problem with UI translations that just wasn´t going away… The problem was actually quite simple: developers working mainly in English would often forget to take translation into account and not leave enough text space when developing a UI. …

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BUILD – from the outside

Recently I posted a blog about BUILD – titled Let’s BUILD. For those of you that missed it BUILD is a collaborative UX design tool. It lets you start with something as simple as photos from a whiteboard session to commence building working prototypes. These prototypes can be published and …

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Projects Portfolio powered by Design Thinking

Leading a local PMO, I am always willing to use Design Thinking in the Initiation and Planning phases of our projects. In 2014, we deep dived in Design Thinking also using the methodology to create our annual projects portfolio. Method usage brought to light a powerful tool to capture much …

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How to make Design (Thinking) last?

Recently I read some critical comments about Design Thinking which motivated me to share my story and my views. Same as for many trends I assume the popularity of Design (Thinking) mainly originates from people perceiving it as helpful to understand and overcome problems they are seeing. At least this …

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Home Sweet Home!

Besides Design Thinking coach, I am also Project Manager at Product Support of SAP Labs Latin America. Since 2013, I have had many opportunities to implement DT techniques in my projects and run DT sessions in initiatives outside of my Line of Business, but I have never had a chance …

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Ideation: Breaking the Analysis Paralysis

Hello DT Community, Glad to start this interaction with all of you. Yesterday, I got the opportunity to facilitate an Ideation Phase with the Globalization Services team. I would like to firstly, share the agenda, and Ideation methods that I have use (attached). I hope this structure is useful for …

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DT Workshop for SSPU

On July 12, 2015, Design thinking volunteers (DTV) from SAP Labs Shanghai hosted a “Design Thinking” workshop for students from College of Information Engineering, Shanghai Second Polytechnic University.  25 students & Professor Jihui Yang from SSPU joined Honggang Wang from P&I Co-innovation, Benny Sun, Josie Guan from UA, Deng Di …

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Design Thinking Workshop for Enactus Leaders

SAP Design Thinking Volunteers (DTV) successfully hosted a Design Thinking Workshop for students from Enactus on Thursday, Aug 6th 2015. Total 51 students projects leaders from 51 different universities all over China participated this workshop. Enactus is an international NGO organization that focus on developing the talents on business. By …

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