IBM: Design Thinking Adaptation and Adoption at Scale
Jul07

IBM: Design Thinking Adaptation and Adoption at Scale

How IBM made sense of ‘generic design thinking’ for tens of thousands of people

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Building Trust with Prototypes: An IoT solution at Piller
Jul06

Building Trust with Prototypes: An IoT solution at Piller

An IoT solution in the German Mittelstand? Small and medium-sized enterprises are the powerhouse of Germany’s economy, but they often shy away from embedded systems technology. During an innovation cooperation with SAP’s German SME department, a team from Piller Blowers & Compressors paved the way for building trust in a bigger solution: a predictive maintenance service for their higher-performance machines.

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Feeling in Control: Bank of America Helps Customers to “Keep the Change”
Sep26

Feeling in Control: Bank of America Helps Customers to “Keep the Change”

How do you encourage new customers to open bank accounts? In 2004, Bank of America assigned design agency IDEO to boost their enrollment numbers: a problem lacking any user perspective or problem (yet).

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Taking Risks, Earning Trust and Including Co-Workers: User-Centred Design at Deutsche Bahn Operations
Jul20

Taking Risks, Earning Trust and Including Co-Workers: User-Centred Design at Deutsche Bahn Operations

Start with a small thing, and it will grow bigger: Andreas Bürgler, Head of Deutsche Bahn Station&Service AG (Operations), talks about introducing user-centred design methods in his department – with a 200-participant design thinking sprint and a re-designed service counter as a lighthouse project.

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Energy Solutions for the New Generation: Design Thinking at Innogy
Jul24

Energy Solutions for the New Generation: Design Thinking at Innogy

In Innogy’s innovation hub, venture developers either cooperate with an existing start up – or pitch their own ideas for a viable business model. In 2015, Itai Ben-Jacob went for the latter and developed the idea for innogy’s eCarSharing project in a design thinking workshop.

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Adding Value to Service Expansion: Vlisco’s Innovation Journey
Feb01

Adding Value to Service Expansion: Vlisco’s Innovation Journey

The Dutch company Vlisco produces traditionally crafted ‘Dutch Wax Print’ fabrics for West African markets. Lately, the organization faces disrupted markets, competition, and Chinese counterfeit – and uses design thinking to come up with a new vision to secure its future.

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