Design thinking : the revolution is now

Design thinking, for dummies

As we saw with the Sims, when the community takes control and a group of people can express themselves freely, there is no possible mistake.

Design thinking is based on this principle of helping one another, and sharing knowledge and skills. It's a concept that relies on feedback from the customers and users. It is a collaborative, emphatic, inclusive and downright fun effort.

The method is based on three principles: practice in multidisciplinary groups, perpetual questioning, and demonstration by evidence.

In a company, design thinking facilitate a collaboration between engineers and marketing professionals, with creatives for example. It therefore seeks to maximize the analytical skills lent to one with the intuitive skills that would be available to others.

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The "Design Tank" idea boxes, conceived by the SNCF, which gathers the feedback of travelers and visitors to railway stations, is a form of design thinking.

We therefore come to wonder if the pianos that are now an integral part of our train stations and the services that are becoming more and more digitalized have to do with the ideology.

So it's no surprise that there are now summer camps for children and teenagers to get them to get familiar with the concept, as well as dedicated graduate studies. The future already seems to belong to design thinking.