Ideation scoping is the process of identifying and defining the parameters of a design thinking challenge. This process helps to ensure that the design thinking process is focused and aligned with the needs of the problem or opportunity at hand.
10 books to read about design thinking
Design thinking is a powerful problem-solving methodology that has gained popularity in recent years. If you’re interested in learning more about design thinking and how it can be applied in various fields, here are 10 books that are worth checking out:
5 Surprising Ways Out-of-the-Box Thinking Can Boost Your Creativity
Out-of-the-Box Thinking is a type of thinking that moves away in diverging directions so as to involve a variety of aspects and which sometimes lead to novel ideas and solutions;
Out-of-the-Box thinking can also be a useful tool for overcoming obstacles and challenges, as it encourages people to think outside of their usual patterns and frameworks.
Empathy Definition. What Is Empathy?
The term “empathy” is used to describe a wide range of experiences. Emotion researchers generally define empathy as the ability to sense other people’s emotions, coupled with the ability to imagine what someone else might be thinking or feeling.
How to run a successful ideation session
Ideation is the mode of the design process in which you concentrate on idea generation. We ideate in order to transition from identifying problems to creating solutions for our users.
Particularly early in a design project, ideation is about pushing for a widest possible range of ideas from which you can select, not simply finding a single, best solution.
So how to run an effective ideation session?
Seven secrets for better brainstorming
Brainstorming is an activity that will help you generate more innovative ideas.
It’s one of many methods of ideation—the process of coming up with new ideas—and it’s core to the design thinking process. It’s a skill that you can build within your team and organization to help bring new ideas to life.
Adobe’s Kickbox: The Kit To Launch Your Next Big Idea
Innovation is s difficult topic when we are discussing about it. Every manager top down want innovations, even sometimes not sure what it is and how it should looks like.
I was very interested when first time I found about Adobe Kickbox. Adobe managed to create program / framework that encourages and guides employees to innovate at work.
From my personal insight, this is useful for individual person too. You may go through framework in order to create your personal “startup”.
What is an Affinity Diagram?
The affinity diagram is a business tool used to organize ideas and data. It is one of the Seven Management and Planning Tools. People have been grouping data into groups based on natural relationships for thousands of years; however, the term affinity diagram was devised by Jiro Kawakita in the 1960s and is sometimes referred to as the KJ Method.
Why does team reflection matter?
One small thing is important after any of team event. This is a reflection. And we as a team did our reflection after our hackathon event. Why does team reflection so matter?
Using reflection to capture new knowledge or feelings after a project or task can help your team to continuously learn and improve.
The reflection is both an individual and collective activity. Team members generally reflect first as individuals, share those reflections with the group.
What Is Empathy In IT? A comprehensive guide to building empathy for your users
Solutions are designed for people
Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing. This is how Wikipedia describes empathy.
What is empathy for me and how does it linking to IT?
Whatever I am building, I am building with the user in mind. Why does a person come to me? Why does he need me? How to make his life and work easier. How to identify true needs behind customer words?
By being an IT guy I do enjoy working with PC. I can enjoy how nice icons are constructed or how many RAM’s it has. However, not forgetting working with people and for people.
Design Thinking models. The Double Diamond
This article I am dedicating to observe the Design Thinking model developed by the Council of Industrial Design in 2005.
The Design Council, formerly the Council of Industrial Design, is a United Kingdom charity incorporated by Royal Charter. Its stated mission is “to champion great design that improves lives and makes things better”. It was instrumental in the promoting of the concept of inclusive design.
Every design specialism has a different approach and ways of working, but there are some commonalities to the creative process. At the Design Council, we like to illustrate this with our Double Diamond model, part of our Framework for Innovation.designcouncil.org.uk
Design Thinking models. IDEO
In this post I will continue on different Design Thinking frameworks. This time I will observer Design Thinking model from IDEO.
What is IDEO?
IDEO is an international design and consulting firm founded in Palo Alto, California, in 1991. The company has locations in Cambridge (Massachusetts), Chicago, London, Munich, New York City, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Tokyo.
IDEO believes that the key to figuring out what humans really want lies in doing two things:
- Observing user behavior
- Putting yourself in the situation of the end-user.