What is Design Thinking?
I continue to scratch my head a bit over what it is that “Design Thinking” means – although “solutions-oriented process” seems to be somewhere there in the mix. For me, at least.
That can take various forms. I’ll be exploring them in a series of blogposts, each focusing on specific aspects of solutions-oriented process. I don’t know that these exercises must occur in any particular order, but this is how I experienced them along …
The Continuum of Creative Ideation
Design Thinking is sometimes described as the intersection among feasibility, viability, and desirability.
This is sometimes also expressed as the major attributes of SDLC (Systems Development LifeCycle: Define, Design, Develop, etc.) , which kind of makes sense, too.
Note: This list of ideas & examples is a work-in-progress. But here are some of the broadstroke concepts:
Portfolio: Home Information Systems Study (1981)
Articulation : Elucidate an Underlying Concept
Utility : Build a Useful Toolset
TCS Textup (1984)
Variation on a Theme : Credible Possibilities
Entrepreneurship: The Value Proposition
Portfolio: Industry Conference Kiosk (1986)
Portfolio: Electronic Sales Assistant (1990)
Collaboration : Agile Team
Portfolio: Instinet (1994-97)
A Functional Framework : Nuts & Bolts
Portfolio: Postalworks (1999)
Librarianship : Organize the Infrastructure
Portfolio: KPMG (2011)
User/Customer Centricity : Satisfy the Audience
Portfolio: Bell Labs (2009)
Community : our Implicit Connection
The ProtoType : Guide and Model
Portfolio: Lead-Free Kids (2010)
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