[Updated for 2021] The 5 stages in design thinking.
Design thinking is a non-linear process in which we seek to understand the user. Teams use this iterative process to access challenges, proffer assumptions, redefine problems and create innovative solutions.
Design thinking is an ideology that opines that problems should be resolved from a human-centered perspective.
There are five stages in design thinking. These steps are intended to guide you in formulating and applying human centered solutions to complex problems. If you want to effectively implement the design thinking process in your organization, you must pay attention to these steps.
Think of a website. An app downloaded from the store. How often do you get notified for an upgrade? These stages are just a guide to be followed to get the most out of the process.
For design thinking to work, your team must be able to halt, take action and change course based on the information that the design thinking process gives you.
Designers’ reading recommendation for the month.
Managing the Testing Process: Practical Tools and Techniques for Managing Hardware and Software Testing.
Design for How People Think: Using Brain Science to Build Better Products.
John Whalen Ph. D.