Tag: method

Fishbowl – A User Research Method for Future Scenarios

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear ‘Fishbowl’? I bet you’re not thinking about people sitting in circles and discussing a topic vividly. It’s totally fine if you were thinking about an aquarium. However, we want to talk about Fishbowl as an excellent, future-oriented user research method.
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Ramona Winkler

Method Mondays: Never stop learning. 5 methods for innovation you should try in your team

Benjamin Franklin once said: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” At the SAP Design & Co-Innovation Center (DCC) at SAP we frequently organize the so-called “Method Mondays”, a regular one-hour meeting series in which the team members share, practice, and test different methods. In this article […]
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Ann-Sofie Ruf

Prototype 4 Empathy

Prototyping for empathy is a method that is used by the d.School in order to immerse one you in the situation of your client, user, etc.
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Business Origami

Business Origami is a method that has been invented by the Hitachi Design Center. It uses paper cut-outs as symbolic representations of people, groups, channels and environments, to create a miniature model of a system.
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Hero’s Journey

The hero’s journey is a storytelling method introduced by Joseph Campbell who analyzed vast numbers of myths and fairy tales. He found that all heroes follow a journey with 12 distinct steps, although not all 12 are mandatory for the story.
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Experience Mapping

An experience map is a method you can use to get insights into the holistic experience of your target group (be it users, customers, clients) in order to understand and visualize the ups and downs of their experience across the service or ecosystem.
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Carolin Seel

Focusing on methods: Shadowing

Shadowing is a qualitative method which is not widespread up to today, where a person is accompanied by an observer like a “shadow”. The method was mainly used in the field of consumer research for new products or services. At D-LABS, we have successfully adopted it for the acquisition of working processes and the usage of business software and observed employees during their everyday work.
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