In the age of “disruptive innovation,” American office furniture manufacturer Steelcase is creating products that don’t just push the boundaries of design and craftsmanship but serve as a platform to articulate identity. But what does this mean for SAP employees?
“You’ve won a seat at the table. People are listening to you. You’d better have something to say!” Challenging, motivational fighting talk straight from the mouth of Barry Katz, author, IDEO fellow and widely-published design historian, after telling an avid SAP audience how intensely design has influenced Silicon Valley over the decades and how designers […]
Already a popular magnet for SAP employees around the globe since 2015, the SAP Design Talks series recently made its Berlin debut. And, in another first, the presentation given by Lars Kampf, Director Graphics at adidas, at the SAP Data Space in Berlin was open to external participants as well. New York-based designer and startup […]
Karim Habib leads the design team of one of the most successful brands in the automotive industry, BMW. We invited him to SAP headquarters in Walldorf, Germany to give an SAP Design Talk. Habib was kind enough to give us some insight into the car design process as well as into how designers and engineers […]
As head of design at IBM, Phil Gilbert leads a program of historic proportions to reinvigorate IBM’s business through the power of Design Thinking. Since his company was acquired by IBM in 2010, Gilbert has been executing on his plan to redefine how Big Blue, the inventor of commercial computing, develops its products and services. […]
Here’s a riddle for you. What do the cassette tape, electric shavers, neonatal intensive care units, 500 SAP employees, the Walldorf fire department and high-end Dutch furniture design have in common? The answer is that they all came together on stage at the second SAP Design Talk on November 12th. Maybe that wasn’t much of […]
At the first SAP Design Talk, designer Jason Mayden (Nike, MarkOne) kicked off the new series with words of wisdom on overcoming obstacles to success. “At Nike, we always set ourselves what we called a BHAG. That stands for big, hairy, audacious goal,” Jason Mayden recalled from his days as Senior Global Design Director for […]