Design Thinking Projekter Büroalltag Industrial Design Germany Duisburg

HOW instead of WHAT

Design Thinking Workshop

We are always hap­py to be able to pass on our know­ledge and to share our ever­y­day working methods with others. We regu­lar­ly offer work­shops on various topics.

With DESIGN THINKING from the innovative product to the innovative corporate culture

Concentrated knowledge

As a design office for inno­va­ti­on and pro­duct deve­lo­p­ment, we are very fami­li­ar with metho­di­cal approa­ches to com­plex pro­blems from a wide varie­ty of are­as of life. In coope­ra­ti­on with the  Fede­ral asso­cia­ti­on of medium-sized busi­nesses (BVMW) Duis­burg and the Essen-based pro­cess desi­gner Alex­an­dra Scholl­mei­er, we deve­lo­ped a tailor-made event with the title "With Design Thin­king from the inno­va­ti­ve pro­duct to the inno­va­ti­ve cor­po­ra­te cul­tu­re".
Alex­an­dra Scholl­mei­er is a sys­te­mic coach and helps com­pa­nies to design new work pro­ces­ses and crea­te clear struc­tures and effi­ci­ent com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on pro­ces­ses. We were able to win her as a spea­k­er for our event.

Many roads lead to Rome

Stra­te­gic crea­ti­ve methods are our dai­ly busi­ness and offer sup­port for inno­va­ti­ve ser­vices, pro­ducts and solu­ti­ons.
Design thin­king as a crea­ti­ve method puts the user and his needs at the cen­ter of the work.
Obser­ving and ana­ly­zing are essen­ti­al cor­ner­sto­nes of the design thin­king pro­cess. Deve­lo­ped solu­ti­ons are trans­fer­red to other are­as or topics in ite­ra­ti­ve work pha­ses. The needs and pro­blems of the user are deter­mi­ned pre­cis­e­ly.
It is important to cri­ti­cal­ly ques­ti­on one's own views, dead­lo­cked ide­as and pre­ju­di­ces and, if neces­sa­ry, to dis­card them. In this way, you approach your goal in small steps and with defi­ned inter­me­dia­te stops. Today we are sur­roun­ded by count­less dif­fi­cult to grasp pro­blems as well as com­plex ques­ti­ons and models who­se solu­ti­ons can never be desi­gned uni­ver­sal­ly for a lar­ge num­ber of par­ti­ci­pan­ts.
Design thin­king is not a sil­ver bul­let that gua­ran­tees inno­va­ti­on and inven­ti­ve­ness, but it can be a method of making pro­ces­ses more effi­ci­ent. Open­ness to results is com­bi­ned here with fin­ding a solu­ti­on. The focus is always on the bene­fits for users or customers.

In pro­duct deve­lo­p­ment, design thin­king methods are not­hing new and are used every day. The work­shop offer was aimed at mana­gers from various are­as. The methods can be appli­ed to a wide varie­ty of pro­blems. In cor­po­ra­te manage­ment in par­ti­cu­lar, it is neces­sa­ry to think out­side the box. And within teams, too, it is hel­pful to break new ground in order to be suc­cessful in the long term.

Design Thinking Projekter Workshop Industrial Design Germany Duisburg
Design Thinking Projekter Workshop Industrial Design Germany Duisburg

The workshop

The event star­ted with two lec­tures, in which the pos­si­bi­li­ties and bene­fits of the metho­do­lo­gy were shown to the par­ti­ci­pan­ts.
This not only invol­ved product-related pro­blems, but also com­plex issues of cor­po­ra­te manage­ment and cor­po­ra­te cul­tu­re.
Team buil­ding methods were then tried out in a playful man­ner and prac­ti­cal exer­ci­s­es in design thin­king were used as examp­les.
In an open dis­cus­sion round, the pro­blems of com­pa­ny struc­tures and tasks of exe­cu­ti­ves were sum­ma­ri­zed. It was also dis­cus­sed how the world of work has chan­ged and will chan­ge in the future and how design thin­king is actual­ly appli­ed in ever­y­day life.
The par­ti­ci­pan­ts used the rela­xed end of the event to exch­an­ge ide­as about exer­ci­s­es, new expe­ri­en­ces and insights.

Book recommendations on the subject

Sven­ja Hofert
The agi­le mindset

Micha­el Lewrick
The Design Thin­king Playbook

Bernd Oes­te­reich and Clau­dia Schroe­der
The col­le­gi­al company

Interested in a workshop on Design Thinking?

Crea­ti­ve methods are our dai­ly busi­ness on the way to new and inno­va­ti­ve ser­vices, pro­ducts and solu­ti­ons. 
We offer you our first-hand know­ledge in the form of work­shops and lec­tures for your mana­gers and deve­lo­p­ment teams.

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