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IMPLEMENTING DESIGN THINKING IN THE ORGANIZATION

DESIGN THINKING APPLICATION IN TRAINING

DESIGN THINKING IN EDUCATION

The article comprises two sections. The first one, “An Oasis for Educators” mentions examples of experiences and opinions of teachers regarding design thinking in their schools. The second section, “4 Modes for Developing Your Practice”, gives some advice to educators about how to apply this model in their lessons. According to the author of the article they

should focus on four critical modes underlying the process: lead with empathy, challenge assumptions, make experiments happen, and share your process. The four modes mentioned above are part of the design thinking process, either explicitly or not (as is the case of challenge assumptions).

This blog covers three topics:  What is Design Thinking (and the LAUNCH Cycle)?, How is design thinking used around the world?, and How can I use design thinking in (and out of) my classroom? In few words, the author shares her experiences concerning design thinking in her classroom. This resource is very interesting because the writer explains the topics mentioned above in a very complete way.

DESIGN THINKING IN HEALTHCARE

This is an example of Design Thinking applied to healthcare in order to improve patient experience in an emergency department. The 2 most prominent phases of this experience as they relate to Design Thinking are Research and prototyping. Multiple interviews were conducted with patients to understand their needs in an emergency room. Family member of mock patients were interviewed to learn and understand their needs in an emergency room. A common theme/need that emerged from these interviews was that family member needed a continuous flow of information which helped relieve their anxiety. The 2nd phases which is extremely apparent is prototyping. The success of Design thinking comes alive with prototyping. The process included seven months of conducting interviews and tabletop exercises and simulating actual work routines in the proposed layouts of the nursing units to be redesigned. (Sara Wykes, Design Thinking as a way to improve patient experience.)