We successfully hosted a Design Thinking workshop for the Tongji University, School of Software Engineering again in the DT space Shanghai on Sunday, May 17th 2015. 27 students & Professor Zhu Hongming from Tongji joined Nico Leclercq, Sophia Xiang from the P&I Agile & Design Thinking China Team, Adam Xiao from P&I MI PLM team, as well as Josie Guan and Benny Sun from SAP University Alliance on that day.

Background:

To accelerate the development process of the innovation projects in Tongji University, Prof. Hongming Zhu from School of Software Engineering, Tongji University contacted Josie for help, they hope we could find a way together to help students to identify the proper innovation project before they start developing. So Josie approached Nico and Sophia to design a one-day workshop at SAP.

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In the morning, 27 students were divided into 5 teams by their own project team, and 5 “DT ambassadors” among the participants were nominated to observe the workshop more in details. Then the five teams began working through the six steps of DT: UNDERSTAND, OBSERVE, DEFINE, IDEATION, PROTOTYPE and TEST under the coaching of Sophia, Josie, Bunny, Adam and Megan.

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Spotlight:

After the 8h-rush, everyone was inspired and they were active to tell about their feelings and experience, all enjoyed the amazing group working very much. Here are a few testimonials captured from the students onsite:

This DT session changed my way of thinking. I never think that I can turn a so crazy and amazing idea into a real project.

I love this activity to improve my creative, how meaningful it is!

The joyous environment, the enjoyable activity, the kind and gentle coach all give me a comfortable feeling. I’m looking forward to working with everybody here!

I like the environment here, I wish I can use this way to finish my project later, I hope I can spread the DT in our club.

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