This week, the reading and content for this week delved into the redesign aspect, and how to harness creativity and work on innovative solutions or ideas. One idea discussed was the use of prototyping multiple options. By doing so, one is able to evaluate the tactile, visual and tangible item at hand and truly see what the failings are, and compare experiences. The content for this week also discussed the value in going over what you have done, what has changed, and how something comes into fruition. By analyzing the process and development, one can apply the same thinking in a new way, or compare new solutions with old and new frameworks. By utilizing multiple approaches to design thinking throughout the process, one can always gain new insight.
This week, we delved deeper into how to practice empathy, and think of design in new ways. The readings provided insight into how one can implement more empathy into their design thinking from investing in a project that you are passionate about, or love the concept or person you are designing it for. The readings also chronicled how utilizing inspiration from others, in terms of improvisation, influence, collaboration, and even structure and requirements can unleash a new way of thinking. The video for this week’s content was interesting in that it discussed how design has developed over time and how it became smaller and concerned with aesthetics, whereas design can be anything and everything we know is ripe to be re-designed.