Design Thinking as a way of co-innovating products and services is by now highly recognized in the business world. Many people talk about it, many companies apply it. Some critics even think the hype is already decreasing again. Nevertheless, at the Design and Co-Innovation Center of SAP we simply apply the methods of designers, their thinking, and a specific design-focused way of solving problems on a daily basis. We work with the user in mind providing a great user experience, rather than adding more and more features and functions. We strive to create new products that really make a difference for those who use them and we work hard to bring beauty to a part of the world where it’s is not yet recognized as a core value – to business!
On this journey, we often face the challenge to explain our design process to our customers. Many of them ask us, what does it mean to work in a user-centered way? How does it feel to start with a challenge that you do not know the solution to in the beginning?
To answer these questions without being too theoretical about it, we created a simple, yet colorful playing field that enables the facilitators in our team to walk customers through an idealized design process – the design thinking leporello.
The two facilitators with the nicest Movember moustaches explain what the leporello does.
- the leporello
- supporting slides
- … and of course: THE FOLDING INSTRUCTIONS!
We would love to hear your stories. What did you use the leporello for? What challenges did you work on? What didn’t work so well? What other objects could you fold out of it? Comment below or tweet us @SAP_designs
We are looking forward to hearing from you…
Keep foldin’, fellas!