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How is Design Thinking used in Law? Design thinking is a habit of mind based on mindset, perception, cognition and process that is used across the widest range of human activities to frame ill-defined yet complex (wicked) problems and solve them with outcomes such as products, services, spaces, business models, operational systems or social benefits. Another word for these outcomes is innovation.

Imagine using it in Law. Through empathy and a deep understanding of the people you serve, you can create end-to-end services that serve the limitations, motivations and values that we all have.

This is a real interesting article about how design thinking can be used in medical law.

The purpose of this collaborative effort was to help would-be lawyers create a better user experience. The basic function of a physician is to heal patients, but to be more successful in this era of creating relationships, the physician also needs to develop a better patient experience. Liu notes that many hospitals around the country are measured on that basis.

On the surface, the idea of combining design thinking with the practice of law appears a bit unconventional — something akin to mixing peanut butter with a banana to make a sandwich. The result, though, can be appetizing.

When Tsai Lu Liu , an N.C. State University professor and Department Head of Graphic Design and Industrial Design , was approached by Kevin P. Lee , a Campbell University law professor, about collaborating on a course, “Design Thinking for Law Students,” Liu was more skeptical than curious.“First of all, I was very surprised,” Liu said. “I was […]

Hall, S. (2019, August 7). Design Thinking in Law. Retrieved September 2, 2019, from NC State College of Design website:

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