APJ: Design Thinking Community for College Students, Korea 11th, April 2015
On April 11th, 30 students from 20+ different universities came to SAP Korea office to attend the biweekly Design Thinking workshop open to university students, led by Teddy Choi from Innovation and Helen Cho, UA Korea. The community consists of a series of 13 workshop during Q1 and Q2 2015 and plans to continue throughout the year on every other Saturdays from 6pm to 9pm. Students who attend the workshop learn about Desgin Thinking methodology in depth. Each week is planned to learn each step of the 5 design thinking process and the rest of the weeks will be taught with real topics.
SAP Korea has been the leader company in cultuvating the young talents by instructing them the Design Thinking methodology that expedites innovation and changes a way of thinking. This is a perfect example of learning-by-doing workshop since the students have also been collaborating with SAP Korea to facilitate Design Thinking classes at local high schools.The student participants have once been involved with ‘Design Thinking Tour wiht SAP’, one of the biggest CSR events. SAP Korea is excited to see one of the CSR events, ‘Design Thinking Tour with SAP’ coming to furition through the involvement of enthusiastic students with the support of UA and Innovation team. We need further support from other teams (e.g. marketing) to grow this community into a part of SAP Korea’s events with the milennials.