After attending the lecture and reading the articles in week 1, I learned what is design thinking, and when it happens. Design thinking is a very important step to come up with new ideas. Need is the basis of design thinking. Empathy, reframe the problem, ideate, iterate, and test are five steps of design thinking. In addition, by reading this week’s required reading, I learned what Design-Centric Culture is. The term Design Centric can be applied to a region where the design disciplines and the results of good design are recognized as adding value to the economy and the area’s quality of life. Design centric does not refer to just a concentration of designers, but also to a concentration of companies and organizations that use and benefit from good design.