Design

Peeking Behind the Veil of Design

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A company in Dubai is asking me to teach a design thinking and innovation course in May of next year, and this was good synchronicity because I came across the video below recently. The design process is often very mysterious to people, and the way that designers pursue the design of a new object is often hard for people to grasp. But the design thinking methodology...

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How Design Thinking Uses Story and Prototyping

An early ah-ha moment that sparked my interest in user-centered design was watching an ABC NightLine episode. They showed how IDEO re-designed a shopping cart in one week. The video from the 90’s is still valuable and easily found on YouTube (search for IDEO Shopping Cart). IDEO’s process was depicted as using an eclectic team of...

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Design Thinking

Empathizing is not easy. It should wreck you! It should shake you to the core. And it has done just that to me--to my life. I am so grateful for the people who I have met, who have shared their struggles, because I have learned so much from them. It has strengthened and enlightened me--my entire life--and it started with my own mother.

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