One thought that I have, in addition to the other great responses you received, is that in the future the notion of Design Thinking as a discipline in it's own right will disappear. The concepts, methods and approaches that currently…"
You're probably done your paper, so this is more of a pointer for future readers.
Debates around design thinking that I haven't seen mentioned in this thread.
1) most designers aren't design thinkers, because most designers…"
"Thank you very much for your comment. The more I research, the more I realise that Design Thinking has been practiced for many years - such as by Josiah Wedgwood when he created a production line. It is rather odd how so many people are skeptical…"
I usually like to give an example to answer your question.
I am quoting from one of my blogs
I recently came upon the following definition of Design Thinking in Wikipedia.
Define, Research, Ideate, Prototype, Choose, Implement,…"
"Andy Polaine asks, "Does it make sense to try and measure a customer's emotional connection with a company in any kind of numerical or financial way? No -- of course not. Any numbers produced will be false.
But do we have affective…"
"Good points and that integration or synthesis is key, whatever background you have.
The attention to metrics is one of the issues facing any designer engaged with a business focused project. Metrics are useful, but they're only useful when…"
"I like to view design thinking as an integration of quantitative & qualitative thinking. If you look at the business world, the focus is more on quantifying each step & measuring the performance. On the other hand the focus of design world…"
"I think there is more than one debate about "Design Thinking". One, however, might be seen as a debate between the ownership of disciplinary qualities. I'll try and be non-partisan here, but I will be making huge generalisations…"
"Start by looking at "design" -- our understanding of that word (or lack of understanding). For too many people -- at least in the US, design is about adding pleasant visual affect to things or concepts already in place. What a thin…"
Hello. I'm a fourth and final year student studying Interaction Design at Dundee University in Scotland. I'm currently writing a paper on Design Thinking and its role in the future.Jonathan Baldwin told me to look at "the debate" around Design Thinking and said people here would point me in the right direction - does anyone have any thoughts? Why is design thinking so controversial and what are the main…See More