Week One of Winter Term 2020:
This week I was introduced to the term, “Design Thinking”. What is Design Thinking? To me it is a process of brainstorming, collaborating, trial and error, and simply doing to come up with an idea and bringing it to fruition. During class (DSGN 341), we went through in an class exercise of trying to develop an ideal wallet for our partner. Through this exercise I found that by asking many detailed oriented questions and listening to feedback, I was able to come up with what my partner wanted for their ideal wallet. Within the exercise you had to be flexible and adaptive to your partner’s need. I believe in the design world, one must be open-minded and flexible in order to create the best product/service. Design plays a critical role in all aspect of life. Design isn’t just arts and craft, it is a way of life.