Design Thinking

Engineering Design Milestone Presentations at Notre Dame

This week I was pleased to witness and review the semester end presentations from eight senior engineering student teams in Notre Dame’s Principles of Practice course in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences. As part of our unique collaboration with the University of Notre Dame College of Engineering faculty, the professors of this course have invited SAP to co-teach the principles of Design Thinking this semester …

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Collaboration with friends: Growing the SAP AppHaus Network!

Since October 2017 the AppHaus family has grown: the Global AppHaus in Madrid, run by SAP partner Global TMS, is the newest member of the AppHaus Network! The SAP AppHaus Network is a community of creative space owners following the values and principles of the SAP AppHaus. Its goal is to promote design mindset, design work, design thinking, and creative space as topics central to modern businesses by sharing experiences and best practices among its …

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Engineering Design Milestone Presentations at Notre Dame

This week I was pleased to witness and review the semester end presentations from eight senior engineering student teams in Notre Dame’s Principles of Practice course in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences. As part of our unique collaboration with the University of Notre Dame College of Engineering faculty, the professors of this course have invited SAP to co-teach the principles of Design Thinking this semester …

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Open House Day 2017: A Stroll Through the SAP AppHaus Heidelberg

True to its tradition of Open House birthday celebrations, the SAP AppHaus Heidelberg decided to spend its fourth birthday this year by inviting friends and family. On October 13th, our office opened its heavy doors at the historic Landfried complex in Heidelberg from 12–6 pm to welcome visitors of all ages and backgrounds and to showcase our way of working. I had the pleasure to observe the experience from a …

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Design for America at Northwestern University

I had the opportunity to participate in a great event on October 24th at Northwestern University. Intersections and Transitions: Designing Welcoming Experiences which was hosted by Design for America. This event was linked to Chicago Design Week which organizes several related activities in Chicago because the definition of design and its role in society is evolving at a rapid pace. A deepening overlap between disciplines, skills, roles, perspectives, industries, communities …

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E-commerce meets Fiori

As member of the SAP Fiori Makers’ Community, I would like to introduce you to the e-commerce Fiori app which we have developed for PVH. This blog will explain the project and the app, but eventually you can get all the details in the next SAP Fiori Makers call on Thursday November 9, 2017.     PVH is one of the largest global apparel companies with over $8 billion in revenues. It’s …

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IoT in Schools and the Future of Education

The Internet of Things (IoT) is already part of our daily lives; it combines topics such as hardware, software and interdisciplinary applications.  What impact do the diverse aspects within IoT have on the future of education with regard to digital skills? On the 6th of July, several representatives of schools, the city of Heidelberg, SAP and some students came to the AppHaus Heidelberg to develop new ideas and concepts around …

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Teaching Design Thinking Curriculum for Indiana University MSIS Students

On Friday September 15th, I was the guest instructor for Indiana University’s MSIS program responsible for leading a new Design Thinking experience for graduate students. Dr. Bipin Prabhakar invited SAP to teach the principles of Design Thinking this month and guide the students through the SAP version of this methodology. The MSIS cohort is comprised of 128 graduate students segmented into two sections and a total of 31 teams. On …

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Kicking Off Design Thinking Curriculum for Notre Dame Engineering Students

Today I was the guest instructor for Notre Dame’s Principles of Practice course in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences. As part of our unique collaboration with the University of Notre Dame College of Engineering faculty, the professors of this course have invited SAP to co-teach the principles of Design Thinking this semester and next semester.  This week, students were provided an overview and quick exercise …

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The Key secret ingredient to fix project issues

Over the past decade, I have witnessed multiple projects across the wide spectrum of IT. The projects range from internal initiatives to large project teams. If someone could draw a pattern, it starts high on enthusiasm and ideas( an intention to meet standards and recommendations prescribed as best-practices). Eventually, enthusiasm drops and delivery speed picks up with highly charged team members. More ammunition is added to boost the capacity to fight …

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