Innovation Project Coaching

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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Designing a Checking Account Experience for Students

I designed and facilitated an innovation process for a German bank to create a new checking account experience. The project included: 1. An intense scoping workshop to harvest existing hypotheses and survey the competitor landscape. 2. More than ten in-depth interviews with students

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Designing a Checking Account Experience for Students

I designed and facilitated an innovation process for a German bank to create a new checking account experience. The project included: 1. An intense scoping workshop to harvest existing hypotheses and survey the competitor landscape. 2. More than ten in-depth interviews with students

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Training Creativity Trainers

I designed and piloted a boot camp for creativity trainers for a large tech company. The project was divided into: 1. Empathy work with employees and future creativity trainers in different locations 2. A workshop with a core team in

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Training Creativity Trainers

I designed and piloted a boot camp for creativity trainers for a large tech company. The project was divided into: 1. Empathy work with employees and future creativity trainers in different locations 2. A workshop with a core team in

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Creating Value for HIV Doctors

We designed and moderated a sprint on innovations for HIV doctors for a pharmaceutical company. The program featured a full day scoping workshop, intense desk research through online communities of people living with HIV, and in-depth interviews with immunologists and

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Creating Value for HIV Doctors

We designed and moderated a sprint on innovations for HIV doctors for a pharmaceutical company. The program featured a full day scoping workshop, intense desk research through online communities of people living with HIV, and in-depth interviews with immunologists and

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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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Redesigning Idea Management

Over several months, a coaching team and I facilitated the process of redesigning the idea management for a very large German company. The project was about rethinking the complete approach to contributing, evaluating and pursuing ideas in a corporation. As in other projects,

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Redesigning Idea Management

Over several months, a coaching team and I facilitated the process of redesigning the idea management for a very large German company. The project was about rethinking the complete approach to contributing, evaluating and pursuing ideas in a corporation. As in other projects,

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Innovations for Young Gynecologists

Coached a small task force from a pharma company with the goal to empathize for young medical staff in hospitals and discover ways to support them in achieving their learning and development goals. The workshop included intense field work in

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Innovations for Young Gynecologists

Coached a small task force from a pharma company with the goal to empathize for young medical staff in hospitals and discover ways to support them in achieving their learning and development goals. The workshop included intense field work in

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Junior Achievement’s CREATIVE CONFIDENCE course for Chinese students

I had the chance to team up with the global NGO Junior Achievement and two of its sponsors, SAP China and Burberry to design a “Creative Confidence”course for Chinese students that will be taught by business volunteers. The intention is

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Junior Achievement’s CREATIVE CONFIDENCE course for Chinese students

I had the chance to team up with the global NGO Junior Achievement and two of its sponsors, SAP China and Burberry to design a “Creative Confidence”course for Chinese students that will be taught by business volunteers. The intention is

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Food Innovation: Design Thinking new Cheese

I developed an innovation curriculum and coached a team of employees from a German cheese manufacturer. Using Design Thinking, three parallel teams had the task to come up with product innovations in a specific cheese category. While the cheese market

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Food Innovation: Design Thinking new Cheese

I developed an innovation curriculum and coached a team of employees from a German cheese manufacturer. Using Design Thinking, three parallel teams had the task to come up with product innovations in a specific cheese category. While the cheese market

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Designing Crop Protection for Farmers

I coached an international team of professionals from a large chemical company through a two month innovation project working on a Design Challenge related to crop protection for farmers. (HPI Academy)

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Designing Crop Protection for Farmers

I coached an international team of professionals from a large chemical company through a two month innovation project working on a Design Challenge related to crop protection for farmers. (HPI Academy)

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Redesigning Brand Positioning for a Financial Institution

I designed and moderated a brand repositioning workshop for a German financial service provider including identification of differentiating factors, prototyping new positioning ideas and delivery of focused positioning statements. The company has now implemented a number of elements from the

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Redesigning Brand Positioning for a Financial Institution

I designed and moderated a brand repositioning workshop for a German financial service provider including identification of differentiating factors, prototyping new positioning ideas and delivery of focused positioning statements. The company has now implemented a number of elements from the

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SAP Design Thinking Initiative

I was part of the coaching team in SAP’s second wave of Design Thinking projects and co-moderated the initial coach camp, the kick off events and consulted four product innovation teams. This is a neat video about SAP’s Design Thinking

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SAP Design Thinking Initiative

I was part of the coaching team in SAP’s second wave of Design Thinking projects and co-moderated the initial coach camp, the kick off events and consulted four product innovation teams. This is a neat video about SAP’s Design Thinking

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Genovasi Malaysia

I was part of the initial consulting team that helped set up genovasi, a school for young Malaysian innovation ambassadors set up by the prime minister of Malaysia. Our team ran teacher assessment & train the trainer workshops in Kuala

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Genovasi Malaysia

I was part of the initial consulting team that helped set up genovasi, a school for young Malaysian innovation ambassadors set up by the prime minister of Malaysia. Our team ran teacher assessment & train the trainer workshops in Kuala

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Ten Day Sprint for a Mobile Banking App

Guided a team of software developers through the five day concept phase of a banking innovation project in which they went from a design challenge to a running mobile app in only ten days. (HPI Academy)

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Ten Day Sprint for a Mobile Banking App

Guided a team of software developers through the five day concept phase of a banking innovation project in which they went from a design challenge to a running mobile app in only ten days. (HPI Academy)

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Software for Athletic Sailors

Coached a team of developers in the initial concept phase to create a software that helps athletic sailors in race planning. There is a video about the result here:

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Software for Athletic Sailors

Coached a team of developers in the initial concept phase to create a software that helps athletic sailors in race planning. There is a video about the result here:

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Strategic Design Consulting at SAP Walldorf

For about 1 1/2 years, I worked at SAP’s headquarters in Walldorf in a team specializing on creating cross-topic innovations leveraging SAP’s latest technology (HANA, mobile, cloud). In mixed teams of developers, software architects, UX designers, researchers and business experts I worked on innovations for retail, finance, controlling, and

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Strategic Design Consulting at SAP Walldorf

For about 1 1/2 years, I worked at SAP’s headquarters in Walldorf in a team specializing on creating cross-topic innovations leveraging SAP’s latest technology (HANA, mobile, cloud). In mixed teams of developers, software architects, UX designers, researchers and business experts I worked on innovations for retail, finance, controlling, and

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