IT Meets DT – New Forces at Work in SAP’s Core Platform

The importance of empathy – in recent years, a strong shift towards customer-centricity has occurred in all areas of business. This development has also affected IT: Today, programming lives from the ability to not only write good code but to understand customers and develop solutions that satisfy their needs and expectations. Putting the end-user in […]
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Katharina Meerpohl

Ten Design Thinking Workshop Principles – Part I

In this 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.
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Jochen Guertler

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.
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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.
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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.
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Jochen Guertler

Free openSAP course this February: Developing Software Using Design Thinking

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 […]
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Claire Donelon

Going to ASUG in May? Sign-up Now for this Full-Day Design Thinking & UX Workshop!

- This full-day workshop takes you on a journey through the “discover – design – deliver” phases of the design-lead innovation process - You will learn how the right methods, tools and technologies can support you to improve the user experience for on-premise and cloud-based usage - Experience the power of empathy through hands-on exercises and learn to transform your learning into actionable designs - Improved understanding of UI technology options and right choice.  Target Audience: Business analysts, manager/director enterprise applications, enterprise architects, user experience and visual designers, system configurators, application developers
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Ganesan Chittharanjan

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.
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Constanze Reichelt

Design Thinking: Here, There and Everywhere

For the past three years, I’ve become a practitioner of Design thinking (DT) as part of my work as a Program Manager for SAP’s Design and Co-innovation Center (DCC). After working with DT on many projects, I began to notice that DT's real power lies in its simplicity.
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Tina Tuan

“New Heroes in Rhine-Neckar” – Kick-Off Event at SAP AppHaus Heidelberg

On September 2, 2015 the “Your City, Your Ideas – New Heroes in Rhine-Neckar” competition officially kicked off in the SAP AppHaus Heidelberg. In this competition, the crowdfunding platform SPONSORT has joined forces with the SAP Design & Co-Innovation Center, Volksbank Kurpfalz, and the cities of Heidelberg, Ludwigshafen, and Mannheim to search for people with […]
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Franziska Reich

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 […]
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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 […]
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Tim Thianthai

The 2014 M-Prize Workshop: A Unique Innovation Experience

When you think of a Design Thinking workshop, you probably envision a group of people working together to solve one particular problem. However, last week, the Design & Co-Innovation Center from SAP took a whole new approach by bringing together three organizations with vastly different goals to collaborate and learn from each other. I had the […]
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Nisha Balaraman

How the WeQ can help us to provide better support processes

This week I had the chance to moderate the SAP Global Partner Summit 2014, which took place at the Innovation Center Potsdam.   Together with 8 design thinking coaches we organized a one-day design thinking experience for almost 50 SAP partners. The goal was to let them experience design thinking in a really practical way. […]
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Jochen Guertler

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 […]
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Tim Thianthai