- Leading design thinking requires being comfortable,…continually going from the details of making,…to framing the effort,…so the team remains in the flow of collaborative iteration.…There are many kinds of leaders.…Some are integrated as guides in the team,…and some lead many efforts,…and others are leading very large teams.…Across all are several abilities,…which really well support…effective, creative problem solving.…Understanding these abilities…and your own relationship with them…is crucial to developing your design thinking leadership.…
I see four things good design thinking leaders…are able to do.…And I found some strategies effective.…The first is framing the problem…and continually reframing it.…Framing the problem means being able to go…from the details available right now…or from the concept explored today…to the longview, really smoothly,…and to have the confidence…to let the details reframe the problem…or the longview reframe…how the details are being approached.…
The skill is being able to hold several perspectives:…
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