Campus Units

Industrial Design

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

8-5-2019

Journal or Book Title

Proceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design

Volume

1

Issue

1

First Page

1443

Last Page

1452

DOI

10.1017/dsi.2019.150

Conference Title

International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED19

Conference Date

August 5-8, 2019

City

Delft, The Netherlands

Abstract

Design Thinking has become increasingly popular across different disciplines. However, what it exactly entails is becoming more and more vague, leading to the term being used for many different approaches and applications. This paper presents an interview study with experts on the application and training of Design Thinking in academia and industry. We find a divide with some seeing Design Thinking as a mere toolbox of methods, while others see it as an umbrella term for the mindset that determines how designers think and act. Subjects unanimously attest the approach large potential to support certain types of businesses, when applied under the leadership of trained designers, but see a lot of danger for the approach to become meaningless if it keeps being advertised as an all-purpose problem-solving tool. The interviewees further share extensive experiences on specific success factors and pitfalls in applying Design Thinking in practice.

Comments

This conference paper Design Thinking: An Approach with Various Perceptions. was presented at International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED19. August 5-8-2019, Delft, The Netherlands. 1(1);1443-1452. Doi: 10.1017/dsi.2019.150.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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ICED10

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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