Design Thinking: A process for creative problem solving


The article will guide you as to what design thinking as a process of creative problem-solving means. It also explains the importance of it as well as the four different phases of it.

Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer's toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the requirements for business success and the possibilities of technology”

Why Design Thinking

Thinking like a designer can transmute the way organizations develop products, services, processes, and strategy. This approach brings together what is desirable from a human point of view with what is economically viable and technologically feasible. It also facilitates people who are not trained as designers to use creative tools to address a vast range of challenges.

The 4 phases of design thinking

Gather Inspiration

Adopting a new way of thinking focusing on what people really need definitely helps to come up with solutions that ease people life.

Generate Ideas

In this phase doing away with past obvious solutions, an effort is made to get to breakthrough ideas.

Make Ideas Tangible

The next step is to build rough prototypes to learn how to make ideas better.

Share Your Story

It’s equally important to share novel ideas with people as to translate them into action so they too can be inspired listening to your success story. So in the last stage, a human story is crafted to inspire others toward action.

The article explained as to how design thinking can be utilized as a way of creative problem-solving.

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