Five Simple Steps to Grasp Design Thinking

29 Oct 2021 Posted in ⟨LHUB GO⟩

A new way of organisation workflow has led to extraordinary results and drastic improvements; Design Thinking has fast become a trusted approach for employees to be innovative and creative in their work. Some of the world's leading brands, such as Apple, Google and Samsung have rapidly adopted the Design Thinking approach, and it is currently being taught at some of the world's foremost universities like Harvard and MIT[1].

Design Thinking is an iterative process which revolves around the user at its core. It provides a solution-based approach to solving problems, which will help you redefine problems at work to identify alternative strategies and solutions not apparent with your initial level of understanding. Learn more about the origins of Design Thinking and how it has evolved to become one of the most creative problem-solving methodologies in the modern workplace with the 'What is Design Thinking' course by Vado, the top content provider on Design Thinking available on LHUB GO Infinity.

Course Title: What is Design Thinking?  

Course Provider: Vado 

Course Type:  Interactive

Why is Design Thinking Important?

Why are more and more industries talking about Design Thinking and how can it benefit you? That is the million-dollar question. When we come across problems at work, we define and implement obvious conventional methods to find solutions. Design Thinking will help you to brainstorm to develop original ideas instead, engaging you in the process of evaluating and resolving daily challenges creatively. It will help you develop problem-solving skills highly coveted by businesses and the ability to think critically. Finally, Design Thinking will aid you in achieving different professional perspectives, which will benefit not only you, but the company or organisation you work in. To discover more reasons why you should learn Design Thinking, start with the course, 'Why Design Thinking' by Vado.

Course Title: Why Design Thinking?

Course Provider: Vado

Course Type:  Interactive

A Beginner's Guide to the Design Thinking Process

1. Empathise

The first stage of Design Thinking involves getting to know your end-users and their experiences in detail. This stage is crucial for you to start developing truly effective human-centric solutions. Discover how you can conduct tasks to execute the right strategies and tactics in your work.

Course Title: The Design Thinking Process: Empathise

Course Provider: Vado

Format: Interactive 

    

 

 


 

2. Define

This stage is about your users' needs, the problems they face, and the insights you stand to gain. Learn how to define and specify the exact issues and challenges you will face at work in order to brainstorm appropriate solutions.

Course Title: The Design Thinking Process: Define

Course Provider: Vado 

Format: Interactive 

3. Ideate

Ideate feeds off the information gathered in the previous two stages in order to manifest potential solutions. In this stage, you will challenge assumptions and create innovative ideas. Take authority over your ideas, solutions and overcome convention.

Course Title: The Design Thinking Process: Ideate

Course Provider: Vado 

Format: Interactive 

 


 

 


 

4. Prototype

This is the stage where your creative solutions start to take shape. Learn to bring your ideas to life without having to invest large amounts of time and resources to build completed versions of your plan.

Course Title: The Design Thinking Process: Prototype

Course Provider: Vado 

Format: Interactive

5. Test

The final stage is all about placing your ideas into the hands of your users. Observe the effectiveness of your creative solutions and experience the joy and satisfaction of achievement.

Course Title: The Design Thinking Process: Test

Course Provider: Vado 

Format: Interactive

 


 

 

Design Thinking allows you to gain different perspectives to various workplace issues, boosting your creativity and critical problem-solving skills. Gain access to over 75,000 courses on LHUB GO Infinity to lay down a strong foundation and implement a robust framework for yourself with Design Thinking. To learn more about LHUB GO Infinity, or sign up for a free trial, visit: https://www.ntuclearninghub.com/lhub-go/

 

[1] LinkedIn. 2021. Design Thinking – A Persuasive Strategy for Innovation. [Accessed 19 October 2021]


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