The Design Thinking Source approach is based on the fundamentals of the Hasso-Platner Institute of Design at Stanford University.
Design thinking is a fully immersive method of problem solving that is centered on the user, that is, the person the solutions serve. Best learned by doing, design thinking involves a series of steps that are divergent (creative) and convergent (analytic). This method has been proven to crack complex ambiguous problems ranging from the development of new products and services to entire processes and strategies for private and public ecosystems. We supplement the design thinking approach with additional tools and methods taken from Action Learning, creative problem solving, strategic thinking, and organizational development.
The basic steps in our approach are as follows:
- Clarify the core challenge
- Uncover the context underlying the challenge
- Design an innovative and sustainable approach to the challenge
- Formulate a make-it-stick plan