Both Lean Startup and Design Thinking are promising approaches in order to target innovation. The Lean Startup concept is an appropriate choice for creating new businesses through development of an already existing idea ...
Very useful piece summarising a much longer paper (find the link in the article) which looks at combining the rigour of Lean Start up with the creativity of Design Thinking.
This is a really helpful piece of work, I particularly like the idea of testing after the point of view statement. because this is one of the hardest parts to get right in the design thinking process and one of the most important.
(Reading time: <5mins Rating: Must read for anyone familiar with both approaches, a rare article that goes beyond the "here's what IDEO do" norm)
KM seems like a great area to apply a design thinking mindset and process. It's certainly a "wicked problem" because most companies fail to do it effectively.
There is one fairly major issue with the post above: "There are no judgments in design thinking"
That's simply not true. During brainstorming, judgment is deferred, not removed. Design thinking talks about Ideation which has two parts - divergent brain storming, then convergent selection and evaluation. Design thinking is about harnessing creative AND analytical thinking, not one or the other.
(reading time: <4 minutes - Rating: A good example of applying DT to new fields)
In this article, you will learn how displaying data and ideas on working walls can enhance your design thinking process by helping you to rearrange concepts and unlock breakthrough insights.
This is a brilliantly practical article that maps different ways of using large wall spaces against the design thinking process. Laura Busche provides templates for each example and a host of really interesting and valuable links to further reading.
Source: Slide deck on Design Thinking1 Design Thinking – The Term as Prototype Design Thinking is a term most often used to describe the work done by companies such as IDEO, Continuum, and most other design firms. According to Jess McMullen, it was coined in 1987 by Peter Rowe2, and...
Knowing the Shapes of Your Members May Enhance Your Team (Who is On the Ideal Design Thinking Team?
Interesting post on the jargon that has sprung up around the people/recruitment side of design thinking.
It began with T-shaped people - people who have are experts in one field (represented by the vertical) but willing and able to reach across and collaborate with experts from other fields (the horizontal line).
This much I knew, but apparently now we have Pi shaped (this is not the same as Pie shaped, so be careful) V shaped, I shaped, H shaped and so on.
I suspect at this point they may have startef making it up, but if you hear this talk anywhere you will at least look like you're ahead of the game.
(Reading time: <3mins Rating: Curious and quite amusing)
Note: also see my 11 Customer Development Anti-Patterns post. Each time I give a talk introducing people to qualitative “customer development” conversations, I try to revisit my points.
Solid tips for carrying out any kind of user interviews. Really useful for the Understand/Empathy stage of design thinking, but also for getting feedback after ideation, prototyping, or of course testing.
"Ramps are so low tech as to be barely noticeable as a technology at all. Artist, designer, and academic Sara Hendren wants to re-enchant them, turning them into something that designers might notice again and begin to work with. It’s part of Hendren’s larger aim to widen what people think about when we think about bodies and technology."
This is a beautiful example of human centered design in action - that much is pretty obvious, but what's really powerful is how Sara Hendren completely reframes the "problem". Instead of looking at people as being disabled by the things their bodies can't do, she says it's the design of our environments that disable us. Which is true for everyone no matter how able bodied you are.
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