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Posts under Design Thinking focus on a wide range of topics – from its background and history, different methodologies, exercises and examples, and other points of interest. Please use the Search bar to scan for other relevant words or tags.

Online Collaboration Tools

Best Online Collaboration Tools

Online collaboration tools are improving every day. There are the obvious ones, plus a few less common ones. By no means comprehensive, this list was originally gathered for my Design
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Design Thinking Vocabulary

So many people have asked for my list of Design Thinking vocabulary from my workshops so I’m posting the complete (and growing) list here. If you have other words or
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Being Empathetic (It’s Not About You)

Here’s a very embarrassing story, but I hope it helps make my point about being empathetic. Of all the traits and characteristics of Design Thinking, the one most necessary component
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Double Diamond Design Model

How Design Thinking Works

With so many Design Thinking models available to follow, I’m often asked in workshops why I’ve chosen the Double Diamond Design Model from the Design Council and not other more
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Empathize With Your Audience

This post is #4 in a series from a presentation on Creative Slip-Ups: The 11 Most Common Mistakes in Brainstorming. The Introduction to the series is . The Problem: Thinking
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Field Trips

Research, questioning, listening, analysing are all critical elements of the creative process.  However, you’ll never find a better substitute than direct, personal experience. Scientists call it anthropology. Researchers call it
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The Different Types of Questions

There are four basic and different types of questions. Most people know of two types:  closed and open, but let’s drill down a little deeper. Definitions Closed questions confirm specific information you already
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How Information Becomes Ideas (The Information Chain)

Turning information into ideas is a natural and important process of creative problem solving. It’s a relatively linear and simple path, where each step builds upon the previous one, helping
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