Join Turi McKinley for an in-depth discussion in this video Managing creative flow, part of Design Thinking: Lead Change in Your Organization.
- Creative flow is about achieving the mental space…for creative thinking.…However, not everybody gets into the flow in the same way,…and it could be particularly challenging when you have…people who use your product, or stakeholders from other…parts of the business collaborating with you who may not be…as comfortable with ambiguity as you and your team.…Much of what we call design thinking is about having a set…of methods and approaches that help people get…into the creative flow, a mental space that's both active…and tranquil.…
This state of mind allows for new idea generation,…provocative thinking, and the confidence to offer…an untested or unusual idea.…When you're bringing others together to collaborate…with you, you need strategies to help keep them focused…on small enough asks that they don't get lost…in the big picture, and with the safety…to offer untested ideas.…So, facilitation skills are key,…but I find one of the most…effective methods for getting teams into flow…is timeboxing activities.…
It works for internal teams and for co-creation…
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