Impact Week is a non-profit program which unites people from a variety of countries to develop sustainable business models using Design Thinking. The organization is rapidly growing around the globe, from one location in 2015 to eight in 2019. This growth can both be challenging and inspiring. Here are some insights into the experiences SAP colleagues made while volunteering for Impact Week in 2018, and a first glimpse at the program for 2019.
On September 17, 2018, the UX Enablement group (a team of user researchers, designers, and design educators) at SAP Design in Palo Alto, United States, hosted a Bay area meet-up event in partnership with Hexagon UX.
Societal developments and the digital era require key players to constantly evolve and stay innovative. In 2017, Rolls-Royce’s business unit Power Systems therefore started collaborating with SAP to introduce design thinking in their company. The set goal: transforming the innovation culture at Rolls-Royce Power Systems. What began as a UX topic in IT, turned into an organization-wide new mindset change.
How can organizations go beyond spending money in a financial capacity and create real impact? A central question to nonprofit efforts, this is how Heather Hooper, Director of the Sharks Foundation (the charitable arm of the San Jose Sharks professional ice hockey team), opened a design thinking workshop with SAP North America’s Corporate Social Responsibility […]
The Design Thinking process first defines the problem and then implements the solutions, always with the needs of the user demographic at the core of concept development. – Stanford d.school Design thinking is key to putting the customer at the center of everything your company does. Unfortunately not everyone has had the opportunity to take […]
Daimler AG drives change in innovation and agile working culture and therefore implements Design Thinking in its organization. Daimler has chosen SAP as a partner for their Design Thinking enablement because SAP went on a similar journey and thus Daimler can benefit from SAP’s learnings.