Tag: Design and Co-Innovation Center

Ten Design Thinking Workshop Principles – Part 2

In this small series of four articles, I would like to describe ten workshop principles that have become essential for me, based on well over 200 shorter and longer formats, which I have designed and implemented in the last few years for a wide range of topics, challenges, participant groups and (business) contexts.
1259  | 
Jochen Guertler

Ten Design Thinking Workshop Principles – Part 3

In this small series of four articles, I would like to describe ten workshop principles that have become essential for me, based on well over 200 shorter and longer formats, which I have designed and implemented in the last few years for a wide range of topics, challenges, participant groups and (business) contexts.
789  | 
Jochen Guertler

Ten Design Thinking Workshop Principles – Part 4

In the following, I would like to describe ten workshop principles that have become essential for me, based on well over 200 shorter and longer formats, which I have designed and implemented in the last few years for a wide range of topics, challenges, participant groups and (business) contexts.
759  | 
Jochen Guertler

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, inspiration, and identification in project […]
1890  | 
Edda Mann

Scenes: A New Method and Tool to Create Storyboards

"Scenes" is a tool and a method that was created to empower business leaders and professionals of all industries to shape their ideas and scenarios in the form of fun illustrative storyboards without the need of refined drawing skills. Learn how you can use it.
13130  | 
Karen Detken

Meet Beate, Design Thinking Coach at SAP

I’m very pleased to bring you the seventh in my series of interviews with SAP employees in a variety of roles in the area of user experience and design.   About Beate Beate Riefer is a design thinking coach with SAP’s Design and Co-Innovation Center in Heidelberg, Germany. Beate started working at SAP in 2010 as a user experience designer  and […]
2075  | 
Esther Blankenship

Digitizing Cervical Cancer Screening in Kenya

Learn more about how SAP and the Heidelberg University Hospital joined forces to significantly accelerate and simplify cervical cancer screening in fragile infrastructures, starting in Kenya, powered by SAP HANA Cloud Platform.
1336  | 
Constanze Reichelt

Soccer Goes Digital: The “Helix” Revolutionizes Cognitive Training at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

The world of soccer has long since opened up to the power of technological advances. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim a German Bundesliga club  has developed a reputation as a leading innovator. Buoyed by the popularity that the “Footbonaut” ‒ a training machine for sharpening ball-control and response skills ‒ enjoyed among its coaches and players, the […]
2487  | 
Michael Koegel

The City of Heidelberg and SAP Design a Service for Elderly People

The SAP Design & Co-Innovation Center (DCC) has a mission: to make design a priority at SAP. “SAP is not perceived as being a leader in design,” explains Matthias Langholz, Strategic Design Consultant at the DCC. “In fact, quite the contrary. Our main aim is to change this with interesting design projects that show that […]
1324  | 
Ann-Sofie Ruf

“Design Doesn’t Fall from the Sky” – a Story in Postcards

Three designers from the Design and Co-Innovation Center had the idea to create a series of six postcards which communicate SAP’s aim of humanizing software. At this point you might think: Relax, three designers – six postcards? But design doesn’t just fall from the sky. Follow them on their design journey!
2431  | 
Klara Truong

We are all Design(Think)ers!

Design Thinking is a term more and more people hear about lately but many perceive it to be confined to “designers”. Well, if you see something you don’t agree with and strive to change it, whether that be a business process or a piece of software, you are a designer too! As a designer I […]
3060  | 
Nissan Graisel

Personalities You’ve Met at Workshops

At the Design & Co-Innovation Center (DCC) at SAP, our team members have facilitated a number of workshops, especially Design Thinking (DT) Workshops. We learned that preparing and presenting the workshop content is only half of what is required to deliver a successful workshop. The other half is managing different types of participants to make […]
3067  | 
Tim Thianthai

Warm Ups: One Hand Paper Airplanes

In a recent workshop the DCC hosted, we did a particularly challenging and fun warm up of holding a paper airplane contest. Easy, right? But there’s a catch. The paper airplanes can only be built with one hand.
14118  | 
Kevin Langer

Visual Facilitation Training

Visual Facilitation is an innovative way of representing the information through the use of graphic symbols and minimal text. It can also be used as real-time note taking method at meetings, seminars, and conferences.
3021  | 
Tim Thianthai

Design Thinking Workshops

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the words “Design Thinking?” You probably think that these words are related to designers or the design industry, right? Well, you’re right… but only partially. After all, the person who coined this “problem-solving methodology” is none other than David Kelley, the founder of […]
9590  | 
Tim Thianthai

A Design Thinking Workshop for Young Innovators

It’s the end of the week. A few interaction designers, some software engineers, a handful of consultants, and more slowly trickle out the door, with bags on their backs and weekend plans on their mind. The lights click off around SAP’s Palo Alto campus, and each of the nine buildings softly settles into its weekend […]
2044  | 
Katherine Kirsch

From Design Thinking Workshop to Pediatric Reality

Stepping out of the mid-day Bay Area heat and into the open, tailored space, we crowd around Doctor Alan Schroeder, Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Smiling nurses, wearing red cloth shirts with flower pins, calmly navigate our surrounding area. As Dr. Schroeder welcomes us to the medical center, many of us eagerly tip […]
2194  | 
Katherine Kirsch