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Ten Building Blocks of Rolling out Design Thinking in an Organization

Design Thinking has matured. From a magic potion that you plunge into in colorful trainings to a framework that many organizations have embraced and adapted for themselves. In the last few years, I had the opportunity to participate and co-shape

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Ten Building Blocks of Rolling out Design Thinking in an Organization

Design Thinking has matured. From a magic potion that you plunge into in colorful trainings to a framework that many organizations have embraced and adapted for themselves. In the last few years, I had the opportunity to participate and co-shape

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An Exercise in Empathy: Donald Trump Supporters

The true art of empathy is being able to listen to and follow the views and motivations of people who are NOT like yourself. Especially in times of polarizing debates in which we’re all busy trying to sort out good

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An Exercise in Empathy: Donald Trump Supporters

The true art of empathy is being able to listen to and follow the views and motivations of people who are NOT like yourself. Especially in times of polarizing debates in which we’re all busy trying to sort out good

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Short Video Interview for Innovation Blog

A while ago I ran a Design Thinking workshop for Safari Consulting, an innovation consultancy based in Mainz, Germany. It was a very fruitful exchange of experiences and tools with an energetic group of clever and knowledgeable consultants. They write

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Short Video Interview for Innovation Blog

A while ago I ran a Design Thinking workshop for Safari Consulting, an innovation consultancy based in Mainz, Germany. It was a very fruitful exchange of experiences and tools with an energetic group of clever and knowledgeable consultants. They write

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Interview on Design Thinking vs. Rock Music

As part of his series “Jochen meets…”, my friend and co-author Jochen Gürtler interviewed me about the differences and commonalities of creativity in a rock band vs. a Design Thinking team. The interview is in German, you can read it

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Interview on Design Thinking vs. Rock Music

As part of his series “Jochen meets…”, my friend and co-author Jochen Gürtler interviewed me about the differences and commonalities of creativity in a rock band vs. a Design Thinking team. The interview is in German, you can read it

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Your Creative Space is your Extended Super Brain

A couple of years ago, when I was trying to figure out what to do with my life I studied psychology for a semester. Though I did not pursue this field, there is one lecture which I remember quite vividly.

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Your Creative Space is your Extended Super Brain

A couple of years ago, when I was trying to figure out what to do with my life I studied psychology for a semester. Though I did not pursue this field, there is one lecture which I remember quite vividly.

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Coaching Approaches for Longer Design Thinking Projects

Design Thinking education for professionals mostly comes in short, experiential formats. After having spent two or three days going through a full innovation cycle in which no step takes longer than an hour, participants are often asking about possible structures

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Coaching Approaches for Longer Design Thinking Projects

Design Thinking education for professionals mostly comes in short, experiential formats. After having spent two or three days going through a full innovation cycle in which no step takes longer than an hour, participants are often asking about possible structures

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MOOCs for Design Thinkers

I’m a big fan of MOOCs and there are a number of formats around innovation and Design Thinking now, each with its own take on the topic. This is a list of the ones that I came across, along with my

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MOOCs for Design Thinkers

I’m a big fan of MOOCs and there are a number of formats around innovation and Design Thinking now, each with its own take on the topic. This is a list of the ones that I came across, along with my

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Why Pharma is (and should be) interested in Design Thinking

When people ask me what industries I think are the most active in exploring Design Thinking, they are often struck when I say 1. banking 2. mobility 3. pharma. Right now I’m investing a lot of my energy into projects with the

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Why Pharma is (and should be) interested in Design Thinking

When people ask me what industries I think are the most active in exploring Design Thinking, they are often struck when I say 1. banking 2. mobility 3. pharma. Right now I’m investing a lot of my energy into projects with the

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Design Thinking for Human Resources

Together with Impact Solutions (now zero360), we recently designed a two day program on “Design Thinking for Human Resources”, an experimental open workshop to explore the topic with experts from the field. HR, as the name suggests, is a people

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Design Thinking for Human Resources

Together with Impact Solutions (now zero360), we recently designed a two day program on “Design Thinking for Human Resources”, an experimental open workshop to explore the topic with experts from the field. HR, as the name suggests, is a people

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Ad agencies can be innovation agencies

I recently ran a very interesting design thinking project with a leading global ad agency. They had approached us with one of their projects in which the customer was planning to launch a financial offering in Germany and had commissioned

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Ad agencies can be innovation agencies

I recently ran a very interesting design thinking project with a leading global ad agency. They had approached us with one of their projects in which the customer was planning to launch a financial offering in Germany and had commissioned

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How to hire generation Y into the corporate world

Together with a fantastic team of coaches, I concepted and moderated a workshop on future workplaces for Generation Y applicants and employees. The client, a multinational corporation with over 50k employees realizes that their business model is in transformation and

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How to hire generation Y into the corporate world

Together with a fantastic team of coaches, I concepted and moderated a workshop on future workplaces for Generation Y applicants and employees. The client, a multinational corporation with over 50k employees realizes that their business model is in transformation and

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Design Thinking Camp SAP AppHaus Heidelberg

I recently attended another Design Thinking Barcamp presented by Oose’s Stefan Raimer and hosted by SAP’s AppHaus Heidelberg. I presented two sessions: 1. Design Thinking Tools that SUCK (if you don’t hack them) This was a rapid run through many of

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Design Thinking Camp SAP AppHaus Heidelberg

I recently attended another Design Thinking Barcamp presented by Oose’s Stefan Raimer and hosted by SAP’s AppHaus Heidelberg. I presented two sessions: 1. Design Thinking Tools that SUCK (if you don’t hack them) This was a rapid run through many of

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What I learned at TYPO Berlin 2014

Last week I attended TYPO in Berlin. It was quite a cool conference and very inspiring. Since I am not from the “Design Design” scene, I was mainly there to soak up the habits and culture of visual Designers and

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What I learned at TYPO Berlin 2014

Last week I attended TYPO in Berlin. It was quite a cool conference and very inspiring. Since I am not from the “Design Design” scene, I was mainly there to soak up the habits and culture of visual Designers and

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Drawing Class with Mauro Rego

Last weekend I attended a drawing class with the fantastic Mauro Rego. It was a well-concepted, fun and exhausting class that taught me three basic things: 1. Being able to draw parallel lines is important 2. People have joints, so

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Drawing Class with Mauro Rego

Last weekend I attended a drawing class with the fantastic Mauro Rego. It was a well-concepted, fun and exhausting class that taught me three basic things: 1. Being able to draw parallel lines is important 2. People have joints, so

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