Build on years of workshop planning and facilitation experience.
Reminds you to maintain a dramatic arc, and not get lost in the details of the workshop steps.
Before and After thoughts
Workshops begin way before the participants show up, and hopefully have an impact way after the venue is cleaned up and empty.
BY SYUZI PAKHCHYAN The way we interact with our devices is dramatically changing. Instead of stroking screens, we are chatting with digital assistants. Instead of searching for information, we are seeking advice. Instead of looking to be entertained, we are expecting to be understood. As we seamlessly transition from screen-based interfaces to voice-first interactions, we […]
“When it comes to Design Thinking in practice, there are three inextricable truths. It is better to do things by hand when you’re in discovery mode. Live interaction with stakeholders and users yields the best results. Designers are always seeking to add new tools to their toolkit, especially those that enhance communication and organization.
It is in the spirit of this final truth that we have collected the following list of online tools for inclusion in your toolkit. We have grouped each set by the process enabled or enhanced. There is a fourth axiom at work here too; free is the nicest price. We spent some time with each of these tools to verify usability, functionality and viable feature sets. If you encounter a link that is no longer working, please let us know.”
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Welcome to the Design Thinking podcast! I’m Dawan Stanford, your host. Today I’m joined by the remarkable Doug Powell, a Distinguished Designer at IBM who directs the global tech company’s program to scale design and design thinking. This conversation will cover some tactics and strategies for growing a design practice inside your organization, thoughts on how […]
When it comes to creating products, experiences, or solutions, marketing can help provide qualitative data. In addition, it is about great storytelling and building awareness for a specific demographic using a set of activities or strategies. However, marketing doesn’t tell researchers what specifically the problem is or how to solve it. Consumer research is limited in its scope because people have a hard time expressing their desires through surveys or focus groups. That’s where design thinking comes into the picture.
The intensity of the design thinking process allows researchers to empathize with the intended audience and immerse themselves in the needs and wants of the end user. The insights gained from these exercises can be of immense value as you begin to understand what problem is and how to solve for it. Design thinking allows you to dig deep for “unarticulated needs” by asking why multiple times while constantly re-framing…
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