What Is Design Thinking

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What Is Design Thinking

  1. 1. Design Thinking For Lightning Talks - Sydney Project Managers Meetup Sept 2013 by @carolineggordon Tuesday, 17 September 13
  2. 2. As a style of thinking, design thinking is generally considered the ability to combine empathy for the context of a problem, creativity in the generation of insights and solutions, and rationality to analyze and fit solutions to the context. Tuesday, 17 September 13
  3. 3. First: Creative Environments How does your workspace support creativity? Tuesday, 17 September 13
  4. 4. It doesn’t have to be expensive - eg build your own moveable white boards Tuesday, 17 September 13
  5. 5. Maintain an Innovative Mindset Act like a traveller, eg turnstiles at the airport you couldn’t roll your bag through Work on getting out of your mindset Tuesday, 17 September 13
  6. 6. The Framework Empathise - really understand the space you are looking at, understand the thoughts and feelings of the people in it Define the problem statement - choose a central theme or recurring issue, then Ideate solutions - more ideas, go crazy with ideas, then pick a few and  Prototype - not the kind of prototype you might think, this is any way of testing out your concept with real people (preferably same people you interviewed), use this feedback to develop your idea to the point you can go ahead and Test Tuesday, 17 September 13
  7. 7. As a style of thinking, design thinking is generally considered the ability to combine empathy for the context of a problem, creativity in the generation of insights and solutions, and rationality to analyze and fit solutions to the context. Tuesday, 17 September 13
  8. 8. What’s different? Start by interviewing - empathy THEN define the problem statement Straight to ideating solutions Tuesday, 17 September 13
  9. 9. Empathy Map and Problem Statement What did they say / do / think / feel about the problem? Tuesday, 17 September 13
  10. 10. Prototype and Test Sketch it Build physical objects with cheap materials and no sophisticated tools Role Playing Tuesday, 17 September 13
  11. 11. Tools Collaborative workspaces Prototyping materials On line collaboration Templates Tuesday, 17 September 13
  12. 12. Muraly - zoomable collage / scrapbook Includes templates for lean startup, design thinking and others Tuesday, 17 September 13
  13. 13. Stormboard Collaborative ideas wall Tuesday, 17 September 13
  14. 14. For more resources, links http://carolineggordon.com/blog/what- is-design-thinking Tuesday, 17 September 13

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