A presentation accompanying a paper* presented at EAD 2009 conference in Aberdeen, Scotland. We're trying to develop a theory why "design thinking" works in practice, and what may be its limits. The idea is that "design thinking" has similarities to a general class of algorithms known as evolutionary algorithms, and some comparisons can be made.
* Korhonen, J. M. & Hassi, L. (2009). Design Thinking Unpacked: An Evolutionary Algorithm. In Proceedings of the Eight European Academy of Design International Conference, 261-265. Aberdeen, UK.