Design thinking is a process for creative problem-solving.
There are three key components to design thinking processes.
1) Understanding the user
There are two smaller phases to this one.
- Empathize – with your users
- Define – your users’ needs, your insights, and their problems
Just like the first phase, the “Explore” phase also has two smaller phases that need to be completed.
- Ideate – by challenging assumptions and creating ideas for innovative solutions. Bring your team members together and sketch out many different ideas.
- Prototype – The goal of this phase is to understand what components of your ideas work, and which do not.
- Test – Return to your users for feedback. Put your prototype in front of real customers and verify that it achieves your goals.
- Implement – Milton Glaser: “There’s no such thing as a creative type. As if creativity is a verb, a very time-consuming verb. It’s about taking an idea in your head and transforming that idea into something real. And that’s always going to be a long and difficult process. If you’re doing it right, it’s going to feel like work.” Put the vision into effect.
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I like this topic and will make sure to expand on it next week.