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Summary of the Design Thinking Toolbox

Aidan reviews the course

Congratulations. Over the last 3 weeks you have learnt about some of the tools we use commonly with the Design Thinking Process, in particular Stanfords d.school Design Thinking process, Empathy, Define, Ideate, Prototype and Test.

Design Thinking is a human centred process. It mixes creativity with analysis and allows groups of people with varying backgrounds to work together to solve challenging problems. Each stage of the process has a range of tools at its disposal, which can be adapted to suit any context and the process can create solutions that are resilient, adaptable and desirable to the user.

To recap our learning outcomes:

  • Recognise and apply Design Thinking tools
  • Understand the appropriateness of a tool for a Design Thinking stage
  • Understand the 5 stages of the Design Thinking Process

We have learnt new tools within each stage, and the reasons why we use the tool sin each stage. As we have progressed, you can’t help but learn a deeper appreciation of Design Thinking as well.

I hope you enjoyed looking at some of the tools we use within Design Thinking and have an opportunity to use them in the future.

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