Design Thinking, Week 1

Before this week, I had never considered the phrase “design thinking”, but as I’m learning more and more about it, I’m finding out just how useful it is. Design thinking isn’t just something that can be applied to product design – you can use its principles while you’re managing a business, solving a problem, learning a new skill, or simply trying to figure out what you want to do with your life…! A big part of design thinking relies on bouncing between steps and being able to go back, revise, improve, and come up with totally new or inventive ideas. I’ve illustrated this thought, along with seven others that struck me, on the note cards shown below.