Join Turi McKinley for an in-depth discussion in this video Tangibility: Making complexity visual, part of Learning Design Thinking: Lead Change in Your Organization.
- There are lots of ways…that ideas are made tangible,…but they generally fall into two categories.…Quick prototypes meant to be shared and iterated upon,…and these can be paper prototypes to scale models…or semi-coded interactions.…And visual representations that help manage complexity…and reveal the bigger picture.…You often see these as frameworks or diagrams,…like ecosystem models, journey maps, and storyboards.…If you aren't already comfortable…with making visual analogies…and capturing the relationship between details…and the longview on a napkin or a whiteboard,…I highly recommend you explore…building your whiteboarding skills.…
When we're working with complex information,…we can often draw shortcuts with symbols…like icons or simple models…and a few words to express these relationships.…And these shortcuts let us mentally bucket the information…that went into each piece,…so that we can step back and talk about the bigger picture.…For example, we were working on a problem…in the U.S. education system,…and we were talking to teachers, principals,…
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