Here are starting points to have a character as design thinker :
We can imagine the world with multiple perspective. Those are colleagues, clients, end users, and also customers. By taking a people first approach, design thinkers can seek a solution that are desirable. Great design thinkers be able to observe the problem just for a few of minutes.
2. Integrative Thinking
Great design thinkers not only thinking of analytical processes, but also the ability to see all of significant.
They assume no matter how challenging the constraints of a given problem, at least one potential solution is better than the existing alternatives.
Design thinkers pose a hypotheses and explore constraints in creative ways that proceed in entirely new directions.
Many of design thinkers have significant experience in more than one disciplines. The people who work are can be from multiple disciplines, for example : engineers, marketers, anthropologist, industrial designers, architects, psychologist, etc.
Tim Brown is CEO and president of IDEO. He frequently speaks about the value of design thinking and innovation to business people and designers around the world. He participates in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and his talks Serious Play and Change by Design appear on TED.com. The picture below is the first step and key approach to start thinking as design thinkers.
Design thinking is an approach to problem solving that combines insights, ideas, and tools from the fields of engineering, design, business, the arts, and the social sciences. Design thinking is followed by 5 steps : Empathise, Define, Ideate, Prototype, & the last one is Test
These are kinds of free article/journal relate to Design Thinking, i wish it useful a lot :
- Tim Brown, Design Thinking. Harvard Business Review, 2008.
- Bruce A. Heiman and William R. Burnett, “The Role of Design Thinking in Firms and Management Education,” working paper, 2007.
- Roger Martin, The Design of Business. Rotman Management, 2004.
- Garth Saloner, “Design Thinking: Hard Skills from a Soft Science,”BizEd Jan/Feb 2011.