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SAP Labs CIS: Design Thinking Introduction Workshop in SAP Labs CIS

The Design Thinking Introduction Workshop with Tobias Joest took place both in Moscow and Izhevsk on August 2016.


Izhevsk became a part of SAP Labs Network family in 2013. Last year we moved to a beautiful office with many colorful meeting rooms and call boxes, a lot of space for work, walls we could write on and even comfortable area called The Design Thinking Area, which turned out to be one part of the puzzle.


As we learned later, Design Thinking should help us to create innovative solution by putting the right people in the right space, with iterative approach. It turned out that we had both the area and the team of people who know each other and have fun together to plunge into the world of Design Thinking.

Tobias Joest is a dedicated and highly experienced Design Thinking (DT) and Innovation expert, who did great job providing us basic introduction into the topic. Tobias Joest gave us an insightful and substantial talk that really helped us to understand DT as a useful approach to innovation, which can be learned and applied by anyone. We also made exercises that showed us how important observation and empathy is, and how important it is to focus on user and customer needs.

DT is the way of thinking that helps us to understand what people really need and how we can provide them with innovative and interesting solutions.

‘Good ideas come from coalition of things that are not finished and fully formulated and they need to collide and evolve into something new’. The best idea can come from anywhere.

Thanks to the Workshop we know why is it so important to count every idea and consider different points of view, share ideas and always ask WHY as many times as it is needed.

Thank you Tobias Joest for amazingly informative and interesting workshop!



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      Author's profile photo Pavel Kultyshev
      Pavel Kultyshev

      Nice to see myself in a center of discussion 🙂 Thanks Tobias for training!