Experience is essential in the practice of Design Thinking and, today, experts are design professionals who have practice DT systematically, being a KSF (Knowledge and Skills Framework) in their professions.
Design Thinking is not a practice learned in a manual nor a textbook: It needs to be internalized. Seriously: does anyone really believe that Design Thinking can be applied with a manual in hand? or maybe with a few questions predefined in a form or reading a power point presentation? Experience is essential: a few encapsulated methods are not equivalent to the insights gained and internalized from the experience and analysis of years. Nor is empathy applied to a particular purpose and neither is integrate intuition in rational processes ... for example.
Most of the information about DT is about WHAT but none about the HOW: What is the KSF of Design Thinker, which are the skills needed to become a DT practitioner? By the way, this is a lifelong learning.
- Cultivate, care for and feed your personal MATRIX (set of life experiences, experiential analysis, conclusions, visions, revelations, ideas and images).
-Analyze what you do and draw objective and personal conclusions to each case or experience.
- Defend your certainties and learn to convince with arguments.
-The more connections you find to previous experiences related to a new analysis of a situation, the more security you'll have in your intuitive decisions.
-Feed your own theories. Create personal systems of knowledge.
-Do not forget your values at home.
-Listen, observe, learn.
-Share knowledge with anyone who wants to listen.
-Practice empathy. Need to care for people.
-Learn and play by the rules
-Project the future in order to be sustainable: you, as an individual and everything else
Passion and positive ambition is requiered
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