Getting to know more about Design Thinking
- The model: Here's a handout on the variation of the particular design thinking model I shared in this session.
- Handbook: The Design Thinking Handbook is just that - an in-depth guide to the concept and how it can work.
- Examples: Looking to see what other people are doing with design thinking? This post collects 40 different examples of this approach being used in the real world.
- Activity: Want to try out using design thinking approaches yourself? This free workshop package has everything you need to run a one-hour group activity on designing the ideal wallet using design thinking basics.
- Pushback: IDEO, the organization who helped popularize design thinking, responded to some of the most common criticisms of the approach in this FastCompany article.
- Translating it to the workplace: David Dunne's book Design Thinking at Work: How Innovative Organizations are Embracing Design shares insights and research on how to make this approach work well at organizations.
Exploring other human-centered approaches
- General explanation: This short video from IDEO quickly summarizes the basics of human-centered design.
- The why: This article from Wired talks in detail about why human-centered design matters.
- Empathy Mapping: This article is a quick primer on what exactly goes into the empathy mapping approach.
- User Personas: Here's a quick primer on what they are and how to start making them.
- Lean Personas: These are basically mini personas. Here are some tips on when and how to use them.
- Podcasts on Design: It's amazing how much you can learn about design from a medium that isn't visual at all. To really understand the design of everyday things - in particular, the human side of that process - in an amusing way with excellent storytelling, try out 99% Invisible. There's a reason this is one of my all-time favourite podcasts.
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