Design Thinking 2
Article Index
Design Thinking 2
1.1 Explaining the Design Thinking Process
1.2 Design Thinking: A Unified Framework for Innovation
1.3 Design Thinking... What Is That
1.4 Explaining the Design Thinking Process
1.5 Design Thinking: A 5-Stage Process
2.1 Examples of Design Thinking Awards
2.2 The Service Design Network Winners
2.3 Design Thinking Best Practice Report
2.4 The Design Foundation
3.1 Good Design Awards: Finalist
3.2 dmi Design Value Awards Winner
3.3 How Samsung Became a Design Powerhouse
3.4 World Class Service Strategy by Norway Immigration
3.5 This is Design Thinking: World-Class Case Studies
3.6 IBPC Award: Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) Singapore
4.1 Design Thinkers Academy
4.2 Design Thinking for Social Innovation
4.3 Select the Right Team Members and Start Facilitating
4.4 Design Thinking for Public Service Excellence
4.5 Modernising and Streamlining the Legal Immigration System for the 21st Century
4.6 The Role of the Customer in New Service Development
4.7 Benefits of Co-Design in Service Design Projects
5.1 Ten Tools for Design Thinking
5.2 Ideation in Design Thinking: Tools and Methods
5.3 Tools and Toolkits for Design Thinking
5.4 (Stanford Design School) Resource Library and Virtual Crash Course
5.5 The Human-Centred Design Toolkit of IDEO
5.6 Stakeholder Engagement Tools for Co-design
5.7 UX Is the Future
5.8 Quality Function Deployment: A Comprehensive Review
6.1 Design Thinking Assessment
6.2 The Journey Towards Becoming a Design Thinker
6.3 How to Measure the ROI of Design Thinking
6.4 The Design Maturity Matrix and Design Value Map
6.5 Design Maturity Survey: From Self-Assessment to Action
7. What do business leaders say about design thinking
This report outlines the best practices research undertaken by in the area of design thinking. The best practices have been compiled under seven main headings. This layout is designed to enable you to scan subjects that are of interest to you and your organisation, quickly assess their importance, and download relevant information for further study or to share with your colleagues.

In This Repot

  1. What is "design thinking"?
  2. Which organisations have received recognition for excellence in design thinking?
  3. How have organisations reached high levels of success in design thinking?
  4. What research has been undertaken into design thinking?
  5. What tools and methods are used to achieve high levels of success in design thinking?
  6. How can design thinking measured?
  7. What do business leaders say about design thinking?

The Definition

Design thinking is a method used by designers to solve complex problems or issues, and to find creative solutions for customers. Unlike critical thinking, which aims to break down ideas, design thinking is a creative process based on the ‘building up’ of ideas. This is the second Best Practice Report on design thinking. The first report, written in 2014, is still available to members.

The Stage

Design thinking takes concepts and ideas – and makes them real and usable. For design thinking to work, organisations have to understand that creative abilities and confidence are not the sole preserve of a few select designers; every member of an organisation has the creative potential needed to deal with issues and contribute to problem solving. The most innovative organisations in the world have managed to embed design thinking into the DNA of their constituents. By doing this, they have developed products and services that are incredibly sensitive to the current and future needs of their customers. Design thinking is extremely useful for tackling ill-defined or complex problems. It can help organisations re-frame these problems in human-centric ways, and enables solutions to be prototyped and tested. There are several generic steps involved in the process, including defining the problem; re-framing the problem; brainstorming for solutions; prototyping; testing; and, implementing the most practicable solution. The design way of thinking is applicable to systems, procedures, protocols, internal users, and client experiences. Ultimately, it is meant to improve the quality of life for people and the planet.

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