Howard Frederick writes: Searching the web, you will see a plethora of design thinking process models that help explain what happens, when, to what, and why in the design process. When we use models, we aim to define steps in the design process. They can be linear, circular or iterative. Over the years, design thinking models have used a variety of terms, and they have differences and similarities in their stages. There is no one ‘right’ model. You may even be tempted to develop your own to suit a new context. Analysing the stages, Waloszek concludes that, despite some differences, the main stages in the design thinking process are similar among all models.
Waloszek, G. (2012, September 12). Introduction to design thinking. Retrieved from https://experience.sap.com/skillup/introduction-to-design-thinking/ .
One of the greatest gifts design thinking brings the workplace is its methodical approach; having an explicitly spelled out process helps overcome inhibitors to change. Not only does each step lead to an output that feeds directly into the next, it helps participants move beyond human tendencies that are [...]