Posts Tagged 'design thinking'

Designing Digital B2B Buying Experiences

I coached an innovation team at a global industrial goods manufacturer throughout their initial project phase. The team was tasked with developing a digital buying infrastructure for their industry clients that converges the many current digital interfaces. In this project

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Designing Digital B2B Buying Experiences

I coached an innovation team at a global industrial goods manufacturer throughout their initial project phase. The team was tasked with developing a digital buying infrastructure for their industry clients that converges the many current digital interfaces. In this project

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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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Training Egyptian Innovation Facilitators

Together with a fantastic colleague, I trained a group of twelve Design Thinking facilitators from Cairo, Egypt. As part of GIZ’s Labor Market Access Program, the team went through a nine day training camp in Cologne in which we familiarized

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Training Egyptian Innovation Facilitators

Together with a fantastic colleague, I trained a group of twelve Design Thinking facilitators from Cairo, Egypt. As part of GIZ’s Labor Market Access Program, the team went through a nine day training camp in Cologne in which we familiarized

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Thinking in Terms of Design – Article for hw.design’s nomad magazine

I am very proud to be part of the debut of hw.design‘s “nomad“, a magazine for design culture, business affairs & contemporary lifestyle. The issue is a true beauty with thoughtful photography, a sleek layout and really inspiring people. Our article is an

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Thinking in Terms of Design – Article for hw.design’s nomad magazine

I am very proud to be part of the debut of hw.design‘s “nomad“, a magazine for design culture, business affairs & contemporary lifestyle. The issue is a true beauty with thoughtful photography, a sleek layout and really inspiring people. Our article is an

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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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How Would you Explain the Present to People from the Year 2000?

In a recent foresight workshop, I was looking for a format that helps teams find a crisp summary of their perception of digitalization. Obviously not a very small topic, so we came up with a little prompt that turned out

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How Would you Explain the Present to People from the Year 2000?

In a recent foresight workshop, I was looking for a format that helps teams find a crisp summary of their perception of digitalization. Obviously not a very small topic, so we came up with a little prompt that turned out

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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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Design Thinking Open Course Deep Dive

Since 2014, the HPI Academy team and I are running advanced classes for returning participants who have been part of the Design Thinking Open Course. The three day class is an absolutely exciting mixture of a productive workshop and a really

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Design Thinking Open Course Deep Dive

Since 2014, the HPI Academy team and I are running advanced classes for returning participants who have been part of the Design Thinking Open Course. The three day class is an absolutely exciting mixture of a productive workshop and a really

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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 Live

Design Thinking Live is a collection of stories from people who have been in contact with Design Thinking and the HPI over the last few years. I am very happy to be among the amazing researchers, academics, entrepreneurs, alumni, practitioners who

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Design Thinking Live

Design Thinking Live is a collection of stories from people who have been in contact with Design Thinking and the HPI over the last few years. I am very happy to be among the amazing researchers, academics, entrepreneurs, alumni, practitioners who

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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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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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The Future of Fuel Retail with SAP Oil & Gas and Engen South Africa

Designed and moderated a strategic meeting between SAP and one of its customers in the Oil & Gas division on how smart vehicles and big data may impact fuel retail. Here’s a summary of the workshop from SAP’s perspective. According to that,

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The Future of Fuel Retail with SAP Oil & Gas and Engen South Africa

Designed and moderated a strategic meeting between SAP and one of its customers in the Oil & Gas division on how smart vehicles and big data may impact fuel retail. Here’s a summary of the workshop from SAP’s perspective. According to that,

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Design Thinking for Apparel Online Shopping

I concepted and moderated a two day training program for a group of future category managers from different companies in the apparel industry. In order to make the program as meaningful as possible, the three teams developed solutions for real

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Design Thinking for Apparel Online Shopping

I concepted and moderated a two day training program for a group of future category managers from different companies in the apparel industry. In order to make the program as meaningful as possible, the three teams developed solutions for real

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Innovation Camp for 50 Teenagers with the Anne Frank Zentrum

I concepted and moderated a one day innovation camp for fifty teenagers from all over Germany who are involved with the Anne Frank Zentrum. In the workshop, ten parallel teams developed new ideas for projects that can help to drive

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Innovation Camp for 50 Teenagers with the Anne Frank Zentrum

I concepted and moderated a one day innovation camp for fifty teenagers from all over Germany who are involved with the Anne Frank Zentrum. In the workshop, ten parallel teams developed new ideas for projects that can help to drive

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Innovation Workshop on Future Luxury in Passenger Transportation

I concepted and moderated an innovation workshop on Future Luxury in transportation, a collaboration between a car manufacturer and an aviation company. The workshop featured the development of luxury principles, gaining multi-cultural empathy, prototyping of future luxury experiences and very

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Innovation Workshop on Future Luxury in Passenger Transportation

I concepted and moderated an innovation workshop on Future Luxury in transportation, a collaboration between a car manufacturer and an aviation company. The workshop featured the development of luxury principles, gaining multi-cultural empathy, prototyping of future luxury experiences and very

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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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Design Thinking in the Social Sector

Wrote an article for the German magazine “SOZIALwirtschaft” on the application of Design Thinking to the social sector. Though there are quite a few challenges in that particular industry when it comes to their products and services, I learned from

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Design Thinking in the Social Sector

Wrote an article for the German magazine “SOZIALwirtschaft” on the application of Design Thinking to the social sector. Though there are quite a few challenges in that particular industry when it comes to their products and services, I learned from

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Article on Design Thinking Stories

Co-authored an article for the German IM+io magazine on Design Thinking and some of the project stories coming out of the HPI Academy’s work. You can preview and buy the issue here. (HPI Academy)

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Article on Design Thinking Stories

Co-authored an article for the German IM+io magazine on Design Thinking and some of the project stories coming out of the HPI Academy’s work. You can preview and buy the issue here. (HPI Academy)

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Design Thinking in 30 Minutes

Together with my friend and SAP colleague Jochen, I wrote a very compact and simple introduction to the main ideas of Design Thinking in German. I also illustrated the book in a rather non-artistic style. You can order the book

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Design Thinking in 30 Minutes

Together with my friend and SAP colleague Jochen, I wrote a very compact and simple introduction to the main ideas of Design Thinking in German. I also illustrated the book in a rather non-artistic style. You can order the book

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Article on Design Thinking & Agile in Software Development

Together with my friend and SAP colleague Tobias Hildenbrand I wrote an article about a project that combined Design Thinking with Lean&Agile tools and worked on software for athletic sailors. The article can be bought here, more about the sailing solution

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Article on Design Thinking & Agile in Software Development

Together with my friend and SAP colleague Tobias Hildenbrand I wrote an article about a project that combined Design Thinking with Lean&Agile tools and worked on software for athletic sailors. The article can be bought here, more about the sailing solution

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