The world that we live in today demands constant innovation. It is truly a consumer’s market. With technology, lifestyles, channels for communication, and even customers continuously evolving, businesses are now facing a sink-or-swim situation. This harsh reality has brought the effective methodology of design thinking to the forefront. Download this exclusive report to learn more about the convergence between thinking and doing.
Design Thinking is an innovative approach that combines service or product design with human behavior. At its core, dedicated practitioners describe design thinking as an ongoing mindset of empathy and human observation.
Design thinking has evolved from a niche specialism, appealing primarily to start-ups and entrepreneurs, and is now firmly on the agenda of large multinational companies, as well as the MBA curriculum. It offers enormous potential for innovation and competitive advantage — so how can organisations embrace design thinking and embed it into their operating model?
Over the years Design Thinking has evolved from a niche specialism, appealing primarily to start-ups and entrepreneurs, and is now firmly on the agenda of large multinational companies, as well as the MBA curriculum. It offers enormous potential for innovation and competitive advantage. Firms synonymous with success including Google, Apple, Uber, Netflix and SalesForce.com have embraced design thinking at the core of their business models. Traditionally Design Thinking is carried out through a series of iterating stages. These stages; Empathise, Design, Ideate, Prototype and Test follow the Design Thinking model proposed by the HassoPlattner Institute of Design at Stanford; the leading university when it comes to teaching Design Thinking. How, though, do these steps align with the development of Design Thinking maturity? And is there maybe a sixth step that is equally important in the development of UX, service design and product?
We've partnered with The Design Thinking Playbook to bring you the best content from around the globe. We're delighted to host a selection of 34 pages from the playbook, authored by Michael Lewrick, Patrick Link, and Larry Leifer; containing contributions from experts of actual practice as well as from the academic world. This Playbook and the communication in the Design Thinking Playbook (DTP) community today act as a stimulus for an open exchange of ideas and materially contribute to enshrining design thinking and new mindsets in companies.
Design thinking is currently experiencing a surge of interest since it is a pivotal tool for initiating digital transformation. We have seen how banks use it to shape the “era of de-banking” and how start-ups have created new markets with business ecosystem design.
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For decades Disney has persisted in the subconscious of millions, with few other enterprises commanding the same staying power or ability to grow and adapt.
How though has this staying power been achieved? And how does Walt Disney continue to deliver products, services and experiences that have become synonymous with the ‘magic’ of Disney?
One thing is for certain, you don’t become Disney, nor command that level of presence within the social psyche, by thinking inside the box. For years Disney has embraced design thinking and human centred design to deliver customers the experiences, products and services that have cemented the organisation as a CX powerhouse.
These methodologies facilitate creative approaches to problem solving, and over the years have become integral to the business models and success of household names like Disney, Google, Apple and Netflix. Ahead of the Design Thinking Summit 2020 we chat to Kevin Schumacher, Principal UX at Disney. Kevin most recently has been involved in the development, application design and rollout of Disney+, Disney’s new streaming platform which launched in late 2019. He chats to us about maturing design thinking, driving tangible results and delivering exceptional customer experiences.
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Whether a beginner or mature design, how do you make the most out of your Design Thinking potential? We’ve passed it over to the experts, gathering the insights of our expert International Keynote Panel, ahead of Design Thinking 2019.
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Although Design Thinking can trace its roots back to the 1960s, in recent years the strategy has really come to the forefront. Today, Design Thinking is gaining broad recognition as an essential strategy in traditional design disciplines as well as a variety of other fields, like business. Design thinking is transforming workflows for everyone from amateur designers to corporate design professionals, and promising benefits like reduced risk, faster product development and deeper market insights.
While Design Thinking, based on the five founding principles of empathy, definition, ideation, prototype and test, has steadily gained ground as a crucial strategy; securing buy-in for the concept and effectively integrating the strategy to drive ROI is often easier said than done.
Ahead of the Design Thinking Victoria Summit 2019 we take a look at how four business organisations – Facebook (USA), NAB, Tabcorp and USAA (USA) – worked to secure buy-in, and have successfully integrated Design Thinking to streamline and optimise product creation.