I have just published a blogpost related to the ongoing discussion if
"design thinking" is dead...
Nice blog post. I agree with most of i. I wrote the following comment on your blog b/c I felt like the people who were commenting weren't quite getting something. But then again, maybe I'm the one who isn't getting it.
Reading the commentators here, I get the feeling that they are saying
Design = creativity. Fire was not designed. Fire was discovered. It's
control was then maintained through that discovery. There is no design
here. It is logical experimentation and discovery.Design is the
intentionality of planned serendipity. It is the engagement of
visualizing possible futures and analyzing or judging as Eric states
from experience and not from analytics. That experience is a shared
philosophical critique which is passed down from generations like
storytelling, ever evolving, but holding onto a core. It is reflexive to
its holistic environment and incorporates other knowledge systems as
they too grow.Design Thinking is a marketing tool to allow
designers to sit at a table they have always had a right to. It is a way
of speaking both within the culture of design and of business just like
Lean or Agile UX is doing the same between designers and developers.But
no one has said that "design" is dead or dying, but design thinking and
I could live w/ that and w/ user experience for that matter.
To put it in a more linear way : "Has Design Thinking ever really existed?"