• 9:42 am on January 10, 2012

    FOMO contest

    Hey there, we started a FOMO contest on our facebook page.

    Post your best picture that embodies FOMO for you personally e.g. people queuing in front of a store or people on their smartphones.

    Share your picture and a few thoughts why your picture is the ultimate FOMO snap. The one with the most likes wins this awesome Design Thinking book. 

    All you have to do is to upload a picture and spread the word. Bäm!



  • 11:31 am on January 9, 2012

    blog.ch – Interview with Dominic

    Christina Rogge from Centralway interviewed Design Thinking Startup member Dominic.

    We share the insights with you in 3 parts:


    Part 1: The team

    Part 2: The crowd

    Part 3: Status update

  • 3:33 pm on November 24, 2011

    Latest Update 24/11/2011

    SchwingDing – We used to go straight

    During our initiation phase we got several challenges from our coaching team. One of them was to make as much money as possible out of 10 CHF within two hours. We thought about a huge amount of different strategies and ideas – gambling and craftsmanship among them. In the end we used our contacts with another stratup called SchwingDing (www.schwingding.com). They agreed to pay us 150 CHF if we promote their innovative bikes – so we did. We demonstrated the SchwingDing in St. Gallen for two hours straight. We had a lot of fun talking with random people about that new thing – the Schwingding, we’ve been able to grow our network with the press in St.Gallen, we learned how to get feedback on a product, we’ve seen the importance of having a passion for your idea at first hand and last but not least we made money while doing something fun.


    We learned the Design Thinking toolkit over the last couple of weeks in workshops and lectures at Stanford University and University of St. Gallen. Having said that, we couldn’t wait to start using these tools and building our first prototype.




    Needfinding – Prototype – Testing – Feedback

    This is how our main process looks like in our daily business. The DTS team startet to build our first prototype after a needfinding session in the city of St. Gallen. We transferred the thought of ubiquitous information access through the web to stuff we need in our daily lives. We built a prototype, tested, redefined… back and forth, ending up with the Need Box. The Need Box is basically a machine selling every day stuff like bike lights, umberellas or gloves & caps during wintertime. It has been our final prototype in this area. This was a good example to improve our approach with a simple idea. We keep moving forward with finding needs in other areas, building as much prototypes as possible and gaining experience on the way to our final prototype next year. If you have any kind of questions, feedback or own ideas you want to share with us, feel free to contact us via info@dtsag.com.

    c-crowd event

    On 24 November, we got a chance to introduce our startup to c-crowd investors in Zurich (http://www.c-crowd.com). Among other presenters David Bachmann from suitart(http://www.suitart.com) impressed the crowd with their success story. We were glad to be part of the event and would like to thank all the interesting & interested people we’ve met.

  • 4:25 pm on November 13, 2011

    Latest Update 13/11/2011

    Trip to Stanford University

    From 23 to 29 October, the DTS team has been part of the SUGAR conference in Palo Alto, CA. We learned all about the Design Thinking method from the very scratch through participating in the intense workshops. The exchange with other students from all around the world as well as Stanford professors like Larry Leifer has been a great experience and brought serious learning effects to us. The Silicon Valley itself, but also employees from Google, Rocket Science and IDEO taught us some great lessons and shared their experiences. We felt like being in „Startup-City“ and we couldn’t wait to find our own „nugget“ – i.e. an undiscovered need on which we can build our own business idea. We left Palo Alto with a huge amount of motivation and tons of great impressions and inspiration to kick-off our own business.

    Visit at ZKB

    We met the Design Thinking team of the Cantonal Bank of Zurich (ZKB) at the workshop in Palo Alto and they invited us to join one of their prototype presentations – so we did. They presented their so-called Dark Horse prototypes to their own colleagues and us. You might wonder what a Dark Horse Prototype is – well, you can find out here: We will share with you the very basic elements of Design Thinking through our next updates along our own process. Until then we are ready to answer your questions on our Facebook page.

    The ZKB team showed us some very interesting prototypes, leaving us in awe about the wide variety of solutions possible for a given challenge. We were able to benefit from their experience in both research and prototyping. We appreciate their help very much and would like to thank them for sharing their insights.



    Where are we now?

    We are working day and night to make small steps on a daily basis. Our current focus lies on research and needfinding. Therefore, we started a brief survey on our Facebook page – feel free to join the discussion!

    Thank you for your support!

    Your DTS team.

  • 7:52 am on November 12, 2011

    Introducing the DTS-Team

    We are (left to right): Dominic Zünd, Fabio Carlucci, Ivan Giangreco & Benedikt Escher dominic(at)dtsag.com, fabio(at)dtsag.com, ivan(at)dtsag.com, benedikt(at)dtsag.com

    Please contact us personally via E-Mail or through our Facebook Page.

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