What is Design Thinking?

Design Thinking is a methodology to create innovative ideas. It’s a new way of problem solving. By focussing on the users needs and experience, you are able to design desirable products users will buy. Other than the name implies, it is not (only) for designers. It’s rather for development teams and customers. Design Thinking wants you to…

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These days…

… there’s something new coming up on my horizon: It’s Design Thinking! It all started with my mentor at SAP. She was one of the first, who joined the group of Design Thinking coaches at the company, when Hasso Plattner invited IDEO to train SAP employees in 2003. At first I just hoped that she could…

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Munich Frontend Developers Meetup, March 2017

I am always surprised how different my talks are, depending on the audience. Since the first time at the SAP UX Days in September 2016, I have given this presentation for the fifth time now. And it’s always been a little bit different depending on the audience. E.g. the Frontend developers were much more chilled, than…

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Munich UX Meetup, January 2017

I was very proud to give a 20 minutes “Keynote” talk on Lean UX at the very first “Munich UX Meetup” hosted by Thomas Gläser on January 24th. Around 30 UX designers and enthusiasts have joined the event. There were quite some senior designers in the audience and I was happy to see, that Lean UX is not…

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Talking about Lean UX at SAP UX Day 2016

On Thursday 15th August 2016 I was giving a 30 minutes talk about “Lean UX or: How you make developers love UX” at SAP UX Days in St. Leon-Rot, near Walldorf (= SAP headquarters). There were around 50 people listening (it’s hard to compete with an IoT talk in the Audimax) and a lot of questions and interest in…

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The day I took a selfie with Jakob Nielsen

End of May 2016 I have been traveling to Amsterdam to take part in the nngroup training about UX Deliverables. Amsterdam is currently the only location outside of the US where this kind of courses take place and I took the chance to go there with my left over trainings budget. The lesson started at…

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What a user doesn’t see, doesn’t exist

My first presentation about usability testing was a company internal lunch talk in October 2015. Around 20 developer were brave and curious enough to follow the invite to the first ever UX talk at hybris in Munich. I started with a short summary about “What is User Experience?” and why do we need it. Then I talked about our…

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Only 5 users

Every time I’m doing qualitative usability testing I’m fascinated by the fact, that only around 5 users are needed to find most of the systems usability problems. How to do it? First you need to identify your software user personas. Although everyone can give good feedback you need to focus on your target user group. Because if they aren’t able to easily navigate…

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