With so many different methodologies out there like agile, design thinking, design sprint and so many more it can be hard to know where to start or how to make them successful alongside a creative process. These episodes are deep dives and insights into these methodologies taken from real-world experience to help you be more successful.
Design Thinking isn’t bullsh*t. The way you apply it is.
Lately, I have seen some talks, articles and gotten some questions from people who are struggling with or just downright angry at using Design Thinking and/or Design Sprints. It’s something I’ve been able to use with a lot of success throughout my career so I reached out to some of these teams to understand what was going on. In this episode, we will look at why Design Thinking and/or Design Sprints getting beaten up, why do people feel this way, and in many cases, why I think their frustration is justified.
Understanding the power and potential of Design Thinking
Using Design Thinking successfully with your team is about a lot more than just understanding the steps of this increasingly popular methodology. In this episode, we will look at a number of things that will help you understand the value and potential of Design Thinking through things like how it instantly empower your team, how it allows you to bring everyone into the process in an inclusive way, how it lets you evaluate the leadership potential of your team and partners, change the thinking of your company and much more.
Part 3: Implementation phase and how to build it into your culture
The third in a 3-part series we will look at implementation which is the final phase of Design Thinking where you bring the insights from the inspiration phase and the concepts from the ideation phase to life into prototyping, testing and final delivery. Then we will look at some of the ways you can bring Design Thinking in your culture including how you can bring this thinking to your company, how your team members should act and how you can change your culture.
Part 2: Ideation phase
The second in a 3-part series that’s a crash course in Design Thinking that will teach you all the important parts of this methodology that I learned while becoming an IDEO certified Design Thinking Trainer. In this episode, I will teach you how to take the insights you found through your research in the inspiration phase and start to brainstorm ideas by learning how to craft ‘How might we’ statements and the 7 rules for running a better brainstorm.
Part 1: Overview and Inspiration phase
Everyone is talking about Design Thinking but not many people understand or know how to use this methodology. This is the first in a 3 part series that’s a crash course in Design Thinking that will teach you all the important parts of this methodology I learned while becoming an IDEO certified Design Thinking Trainer. In this episode, we will give you an overview of all of the parts of Design Thinking and then explore the inspiration phase which consists of research and synthesis.
Making design work with agile methodologies
If you have ever tried to be creative on a team using an agile methodology then you know how challenging it can be to have ideas in this dynamic and focused environment. This episode walks you through the basic of agile methodologies, a look at the common problem creative have working in this process and tips for how you can marry the needs of a design team with this way of working.
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