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The Social Psychology of Design Thinking

This article examines the cardinal tenets of design thinking using the research, theory, and insights of social psychology. People’s intuitions are often incorrect and, moreover, it is often difficult for people to revise their thinking. There are four principles common to many design … Continue reading

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Creativity, Design Thinking and Interdisciplinarity

Book – This book, at the crossroads of creativity, design and interdisciplinary studies, offers an overview of these major trends in scientific research, society, culture, and economics. It brings together different approaches and communities around a common reflection on interdisciplinary … Continue reading

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From Design Thinking to Systems Change

Achieving change in a world ever more defined by complexity is difficult. We face an array of complex ‘wicked’ problems, from an aging population to climate change to intergenerational cycles of poverty. It can often seem that these challenges are insurmountable and that … Continue reading

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Design Thinking to Ethical Technological Innovation

There is growing interest and importance for responsible research and innovation (RRI) among academic scholars and policy makers, especially, in relation to emerging technologies such as nanotechnology. It is also to be noted that, although the design thinking approach has … Continue reading

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Mindfulness and Ethnography

Asking the right questions is critical to design thinking. A cornerstone of the design thinking approach involves ethnographic research, spending time observing and interacting with people in their everyday lives. The generating of ethnographic information about customers relies on a … Continue reading

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Design and Science

Can design advance science, and can science advance design? On Professor Neri Oxman’s Krebs Cycle of Creativity of the relationship between the disciplines, design and science are opposite one another on the circle, and the output of one is not … Continue reading

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Design as Participation

A consideration of design as a form of participation in complex adaptive systems. This new generation of designers that work with complex adaptive systems. Why are they so much more humble than their predecessors who designed, you know, stuff? The … Continue reading

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‘Design Thinking’ is changing the way we approach problems

Why researchers in various disciplines are using the principles of design to solve problems big and small. “Design is an iterative process – we make, and evaluate, and even by making we change our understanding [of the process]. Even a … Continue reading

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Design Thinking Resources

Design thinking is a different approach to problem solving. Rather than planning first and testing with customers later, organisations are learning to take a human-centered approach. This means getting involved with your communities from the beginning of a project, and … Continue reading

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Design Thinking For Social Innovation

Design thinking is ideal for social innovation because teams find out the needs of the community they are trying to help before designing a product or service. Involving local groups through all the stages of design thinking can help create … Continue reading

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