[This is the written form of my presentation What’s Your Problem? Putting Purpose Back into Your Projects] Our story begins in the 1980s at Procter & Gamble, the largest consumer goods co…

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

This Empathy Map was originally created by Dave Gray (see his book Gamestorming) and is a great collaboration tool to get internal team members, stakeholder and/ or clients to get a deeper understanding of their customers / users.

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Apply Design Thinking to Your New Year’s Resolutions

Divergence Convergence in the process: "A hybrid elaboration and reduction workflow bolted onto a design process. The ideation and experimentation phases are the design phase (see double diamond design method)"

If we apply the analogy of Design Thinking as a journey, having good travel partners is important to safely and successfully arriving at your desired destination. The process of Design Thinking takes you into unknown and sometimes uncomfortable territory. Members of a Design Thinking team need to be open minded, curious, collaborative and allow their assumptions to be challenged, ready for change, and be adaptable. Yes, that’s a lot, but it’s worth the effort as it creates a great team…

Design Thinking: Select the Right Team Members and Start Facilitating

If we apply the analogy of Design Thinking as a journey, having good travel partners is important to safely and successfully arriving at your desired destination. The process of Design Thinking takes you into unknown and sometimes uncomfortable territory. Members of a Design Thinking team need to be open minded, curious, collaborative and allow their assumptions to be challenged, ready for change, and be adaptable. Yes, that’s a lot, but it’s worth the effort as it creates a great team…

Five Step Framework for Design Thinking Infographic

Framework for Design Thinking—An Infographic

“Peter,” my friend Byron emailed me a few days ago. “I haven’t been diligent about working out over the past five years and I’m trying to get back in the gym and get myself into a healthier state. I’ve found that on my quest for a Mind, Body, Spirit balance, my body has been neglected. […]

Your Problem Isn’t Motivation

Problem solving is a way of life.  Machines, people, or equipment.  Problem solving is a must for success.  Follow proven processes to reach the desired outcome.

This poster shows in which ways you should apply design thinking daily. It gives you ideas on design thinking and the process

I have a confession to make. I've become obsessed with Design Thinking.  It's gotten to the point where I "Design Thinking" everything. How do I  Design Thinking my lunch? How do I Design Thinking my classroom phone  policy? How do I Design Thinking teaching?  Teaching? Yep. Let's do

The User's Manual To Design Thinking Your Teaching (Infographic)

The Design Thinking Your Teaching Infographic shows how the Design Thinking Cycle (Empathy, Definition, Ideation, Prototyping, Testing) to improve your teaching!

Building on my post from yesterday, Is, Will and Should, let's dissect Peter Drucker's Paradigm of Change Model to understand the unique advantages of critical thinking and design thinking in an organization.

Critical and Design Thinking

Design Thinking. That's why design thinking is the perfect yin to critical thinking's yang. Design thinking allows a business to inject new ideas without being hogtied by "IS".

As an entrepreneur, I have been designing products, services and solutions for most of my professional life. Still, I have never considered myself a designer — not until now. So, what changed? The one concept that has helped me bridge the gap between being “someone who designs” and being a “designer” is this notion of […]

A design thinker’s cheat sheet

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