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Author's profile photo Jochen Guertler

The next phase of our design thinking adventure: Iterations

Hello again from Brail – and yes, it is still raining.

Interesting to see that nevertheless a lot of colleagues created ideas around “working outside” during their “re-design the workspaces at the labs to stimulate innovation and collaboration” challenge they did during one of our workshops. I assume therefore that is is not raining all the time – but only as long as we do our workshops?! 😉

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Meanwhile we run also another challenge as we were directly involved in the current status quo: how to improve the transportation experience to the labs? We have to use the bus and this take us 2 hours per day. So – let´s see which ideas will come up today to help us!

Our adapted “wallet exercise” works quite well and the teams are more or less able to do the DT challenge “on their own”. Interesting to see how every them adjusted their “team-spaces” to their needs. We have only very simply flipcharts but there are a lot of windows and walls to be creative. We get a lot of positive feedback that the workshops are done in real mixed teams and not only for one team from one LOB for example. Lego is heavily used (much more than in workshops I did in Walldorf) for prototyping and yesterday we enjoyed the first Brazilian role play – a big I LIKE.

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Meanwhile we do 2 challenges in parallel and this seems to create even more energy as the teams work on different topics. Especially during interviews it is good that the interviewer and the interviewed person are not working on the same challenge.

And we found the perfect opening music which we start 5 minutes before starting the workshop: “Also sprach Zarathustra” in the grooving version from Deodato. Another big I LIKE.

“What the hell is design thinking?” – this is our last question after each workshop and we got some quite good answers – here we go:

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And now the good news shortly before weekend: the sun is shining. Keep you posted …

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      Author's profile photo Henrique Pinto
      Henrique Pinto

      Interesting to see DT being used in SAP Labs Brasil. We in the Sao Paulo office are also using DT for innovation workshops with our customers, in order to come up with better solutions to their needs.