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5 Stages of Design Think

  1. Empathy 
  2. Define 
  3. Ideate 
  4. Prototype 
  5. Test and Implement 


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Steve Eppinger

You have to immerse yourself in the problem


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Charles Kettering

If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong.


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Jakob Nielsen

a wonderful interface solving the wrong problem will fail.


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Key Questions

  1. Feasible
  2. Viable
  3. Desirable 


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Design Think Foundations

Suspend judgment 

  1. Go Wild! 
  2. Up Creativity Before Down Selection 
  3. Avoid Local optimas and Sequence Time Bias 
  4. Prototype Test Refine 
  5. Iteration 
  6. Fail Fast Learn Faster 
  7. Implement


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Challenges of Innovation

  1. Customer Unmet Needs 
  2. Diverse Voices in solution 
  3. Lower risks and costs 
  4. Easier to kill the creative ideas than to kill the incremental ones.
  5. Employee buy-in.


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  1. Past, Present, and Future
  2. Three Types of Research
  3. generative : Find the New; Needs 
  4. evaluative : Feedback; iterate Forward 
  5. validating : Current happening


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Test / Implement

  1. Allow users to Drive Experience 
  2. Agile - Lean - Iterative - MVP 


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How to Get Started

  1. Start to Gather Insights
  2. Build Scrappy Prototypes 
  3. Turn Problems into Questions 
  4. Research to Understand 


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Start to Gather Insights

  1. Practicing Empathy
  2. Observation
  3.  Interviewing


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Build Scrappy Prototypes

  1. Iterate - Measure - Learn 
  2. Learn About Unmet Needs


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Turn Problems into Questions

When faced with how to improv retention rates

How can we make a better employee experience?



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Lateral Thinking

Edward De Bono 

Great Book for Ideation 

challenging assumptions


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  1. Suspend Judgment
  2. Creative Crazy 
  3. Recombine Remix 
  4. Different people 


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4 Principles of Design Thinking

  1. User / Human Centered : 
  2. Flexibility : Embrace Change : Perpetual Beta 
  3. Creative Energies: Propel Innovation 
  4. Doing Centric


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  1. What your users do, say, think, and feel.
  2. What are their Outcome Expectations 
  3. ‘what motivates or discourages users?’ 
  4. ‘where do they experience frustration?’ 


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  1. JTBD: jobs to be done 
  2. needs; unmet Needs >> Opportunities 
  3. common patterns Across Users 


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Doing Centricity

Google method to generate and scale ideas

  1. Experiment 
  2. Measure / Learn 
  3. Share 
  4. Scale 


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  1. What are the components to the solution
  2. Tactile / Modules / MVP 


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