I’m a fan of visual thinking and creative techniques on the whiteboard with a pile of index cards making it easy for analyzing systems and new requirements. In my opinion a must.
There was a workshop at VKSI about Design Thinking and several presentations on this topic also. Therefore my interest was piqued.
So I participated an online course at Stanford University – Design Thinking Action Lab. I got a lot of agile software development and visual techniques well known before and so I recognize several similarities . However, I have only made the first“exercises“, because the whole thing was quite time consuming. Here is at least my second task: my personal ProblemResolver:
and a presentation of the „interview“ exercise – Transition to Job:
In any case, the course offers a lot of material – Recommended Books, Videos, etc. – to deepen, and the solutions of hig thousand „students“ are also very interesting, more courses on:
Currently, I am again at an interesting course about creativity in music. As a hobby jazz pianist this fits great to me.
More on Design Thinking at: http://www.designthinkersacademy.com/
And last but lot least, a nice German book: