Is Design Thinking?
Createdu.org "Design Thinking is a
practical tool for integrating 21st century skills and an innovatorís mindset
into the classroom, school and workplace. It demonstrates the direct
connection between content students learn in class and what the world beyond
their school will ask of them. Students are inspired. They take an active role
in their own learning. Developed at the Stanford d.school, Design Thinking is
a methodology that teaches individuals new strategies to solve problems.
The design process challenges students to combine empathy,
ingenuity and rationality to meet user needs
and create successful solutions with an innovatorís mindset."
is Design Thinking? (School of Design Uni. Potsdam)Videos) "Design Thinking is a new method for developing innovative ideas in
all areas of life. Developed by David Kelley, the founder of the design agency
IDEO, the concept is based on the conviction that true innovation can only
take place when strong multi-disciplinary groups decide to create a common
culture and then research the interface of differing opinions and
"Empathic design is a user-centered design approach that pays
attention to the user's feelings toward a product. The empathic design process
is sometimes mistakenly referred to as Empathetic design...Leonard and Rayport
identify the five key steps in empathic design as
Reflection and Analysis
Brainstorming for solutions
Developing prototypes of possible solutions"
Aug 2013 School Wkshp Day 1 rev.pptx
Different Process Stages Names Different Design Schools
and organizations have different names for the stages. Of the design processes,
I like the D.school model best since it explicitly has the empathy stage. All
the processes talk about empathy but d.school has an explicit empathy step.
Design Process Steps Related to the Wheel
Centered Design, Human Centered Design (HCD) or Design Thinking Process is an
exciting process that is centered around empathy. It can be seen as the
full cycle of empathy as we describe in the
definition of empathy as the
"Wheel of Empathy".