Thinking by design

For anyone not already in IDEO’s PR reach, Tim Brown’s presentation at TED in July has been posted. Tim does a great job talking about how design become a narrow profession—”a priesthood of folks in black turtlenecks and designer glasses working on small things.” And in talking about how design can become something more.


Design Thinking

Design thinking provides a nice model for fostering innovation. Many of my ideas deal with how to move innovations, particularly disruptive innovations, though a community.

But someone has to create the innovations to begin with.

The TED talk is wonderful because it brings a whole systems approach to the problem. Instead of thinking small and only focussing on one area, design thinking encourages people to see how everything fits together and design innovative approaches to achieve the goal.

The key is to then get these innovations adopted by the community. That can be tough.

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