If you’re unfamiliar, Design Thinking is a creative problem solving approach. It has come a long way since its origins in the 1960s, but the core principles underlying the methodology have remained the same. Design Thinking is primarily user-centred; it puts people at the centre of problem solving, based on the principle that any good design must meet the needs of its user. Its main features include collaboration, encouragement of experimentation through rapid iteration of prototypes, and shifting between divergent and convergent thinking.
Design Thinking can be applied to at different stages of your problem, challenge, or opportunity. Currently, our clients are working on challenging, fast-moving problems that include creative leadership, user experience, and employee development and engagement.
At We Are Unstuck, we’ve developed our own three-stage Design Thinking methodology and creative mindsets from years of hands-on experience driving change in organisations in London, Nottingham and across the rest of the UK. We employ this methodology in two ways: Design Thinking training, to upskill teams with problem-solving capability; and consultancy, where we guide teams to solve problems or exploit opportunities using our own methodology. Whether training or consulting, we begin by developing a thorough understanding of clients’ needs, aims and success measures, and work closely side-by-side with clients throughout the entire process.
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