- I hope you enjoyed this course…and that you're leaving with an understanding…of design thinking and how you can support…the growth of this mindset within your teams.…When you speak to others about what you've learned,…the top four things to remember…about design thinking are…that design-led organizations are outperforming…their competition because of how designers…approach problem solving,…but that this benefit comes from a mindset…and an organizational culture, not a process,…and it can take time to develop…a culture of design thinking.…
Also remember that design thinking is tied…to human-centered design.…So get to know the people who use your product…or service as well as as you know your own team members.…And if nothing else,…to bring design thinking into your every day,…ask "what if" and welcome unusual ideas,…and then sketch and prototype to refine those ideas.…To keep the learning going,…try some of the activities shared in this course…with your teams at work,…or in other projects in your community.…
The worksheets are in the exercise files,…
The course opens with a definition of design thinking, including the roles and spaces required for success. You will then learn how to be a good design thinking leader, with specific advice on topics from setting goals to engaging the different skill sets and personalities in the room (introverts and extroverts alike). Next, Turi dives into creative collaboration: the heart of design thinking. She covers planning, research, and concept creation, and explains how to create a "service blueprint" that will help make the design a reality. Chapter 4 introduces prototyping techniques to advance the design.
Design thinking is all about collaboration so we've integrated a LinkedIn Group called "Design Thinking: frog + Lynda.com course." Throughout the course, the author will suggest opportunities for you to share what you're learning. You'll be able to participate in course-related discussions through your web browser at https://linkedin.com/groups/7022790 or via the LinkedIn Groups app, which is available for most smartphones. This is a great way to expand your learning and get additional insights from other members taking the course.
- Defining design thinking
- Implementing a design thinking mindset and approach
- Leading design thinking
- Aligning the design team
- Managing creative flow
- Guiding collaboration
- Generating hypothesis
- Prototyping fast and often
- Making a culture change