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6 Steps From Journey Maps to Outcomes

Did you know that journey maps are more than a tool?

 

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Traditional Design Thinking vs. Digital Design Thinking

Design Thinking needs a digital upgrade / extension to be more productive and helpful in an environment where organizations are facing digital challenges.
 
Digital Design Thinking tries to take the best of Design Thinking — its customer and experience mindset — and employ this in a digital environment — at scale. Creating several new benefits to the Design Thinking methodology.
 
There are a number of advantages to Digital Design Thinking over traditional Design Thinking in the right types fo projects:
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Companies Still Don’t Get Design. Not To Mention Design Thinking.

Lately I am more convinced than many companies still don’t understand design? Let alone design thinking. A lot has been written and many are just started to explore design thinking 101. Most of the efforts are applied on the front end of ideas generation which is really 10% of the problems. The problem we have not been training people to do this. Many design schools with a few exceptions are slow to respond to the market needs for design thinkers, or critical thinkers with design training.

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The Most Important Skill All Design Thinkers Must Have

It is the ability to identify patterns of insights and “connect the dots” in a meaningful way.

Bruce Nussbaum, in a blog post: 3 Paths Toward A More Creative Life, calls it “Pattern Sight”.

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12 Thoughts on Implementing Design Thinking in Your Organization

A few simple observations on how you can implement Design Thinking in your or any organization large or tiny. These observations have been validated time and time again during my continual involvement with this activity.

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Design Leadership Is More than Simplicity. It Is About Design Discipline.

El·e·gant, an adjective and define or characterized by or exhibiting refined, tasteful beauty of manner, form, or style. Marc Jacob? Chanel? Jil Sander? Hermes? All are unquestionably elegant by design in the fashion world. How about smartphones or interfaces? Can they be elegant? 

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The Most Successful Wearable Design Is All About Balance, Benefit, Beauty and Behavior

This is the billion-dollar question: “How do we create the iPhone or Walkman of wearables?” and “How do we create sub-ecosystems around these wearables?” At the CES who this year, you can still see everyone displaying their newest or not-so-new wearable ideas. No one can afford to miss the train but most of the wearables out there now are just toys and eventually will become thrown always. I can't find a reason anyone would want to buy most these so called wearables. 

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The Best Kept Secrets of Breakthrough. Everyone Should Start Practicing Them

Everyone is looking for a breakthrough. The massive shift in generation differences in consumer behavior and rapid technological shift are causing many companies to fail.... and it will happen fast. Companies that are stuck in their old mental model cannot breakout for many reasons. It is usually a combination of all that causes them to be irrelevant. It includes leadership’s blind sight, organization legacies and lack of foresights and the list goes on and on...


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Design Is Eating The World

Henry Ford famously said that his customers could a car painted in any color so long as it was black. Many people misunderstand that quote. It wasn’t that he didn’t care about his customers needs, but that manufacturing efficiency trumped style.

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Does Social Media Makes All of Us Phenomenologists?

It is every designer’s dream to design a chair. I have yet to meet an industrial designer that doesn’t want to design a chair or a car. It is a designer’s dream for those who study transportation design to design a car and I get it. Chairs and tables?

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