Design thinking evolved from humble beginnings. The invention of the wheel, the automobile, all the way to an iPhone, airport security, life design and even Uber. With the introduction of each invention, the world becomes more accessible and, by default, more crowded with competition.
Design thinking originated as a designer’s approach to problem-solving, yet over the years, it grew in intricacy and complexity. Regardless, the natural allure of this methodology is that anyone can be a design thinker. It can be done anywhere and in any industry. With the recent state of the world, most of the designing will be done in the safety of our own home, and that’s perfectly fine. Being creative happens everywhere.
By practicing the though process of reframing a situation, iterative testing, a bias to action, playing with Lego, drawing on whiteboards and playing with playdoh, you will start to Think Differently (yes, this is a play on Apple). In short, we are all design thinkers. We just don’t know what it feels like yet.