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DESIGN THINKING GUIDE
PROCESS & ARTIFACTS
...unknowns, path-dependency, cause & effect, (over-)simplification, actively ever-changing.
...the system-as-a-whole is more than the sum of its parts.
DIVERGENT & CONVERGENT
...keep separate two types of modes, actions and thinking.
...progress led by the outcomes of contextual tests and meaning.
OUTCOMES VS. OUTPUT
...focus, value and achievements beyond outputs-only.
PROGRESS & SUCCESS
...all that is (l)earned, and never done.
...forward-looking provisional statements, incomplete, overcoming barriers.
...unvalidated actions to fake progress.
...hierarchical pieces of information to manage understanding: the basis for meaningful actions.
...are possibilities, emerging from (new) connections made.
...not for implementation, but for free exploration.
...ideas put into context.
PROOF OF CONCEPTS
...a milestone, an indication of desirability, feasibility, and viability, supported by proof.
OPINIONS & ASSUMPTIONS
...unproven and unvalidated statements, filling in gaps in knowledge, in danger of being assumed a fact.
...insights verified by tests, experiments, external experts and customers.
...a point of view: providing context, structure, direction and guidance of understanding.
...early exploratory prototypes, for discussion, clarifying and sharing.
...made to provide proof, through designing, building, testing and validation. (Artifacts)
...a radical change in search (area) and/or (strategic) redirection.
BIAS & PET PROJECTS
… deviations from facts and due process, following personal interest.
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