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To engage with wicked problems and our complex world, traditional creativity is no longer enough. Instead, we need to think like designers.

Good Flag Design

Five Principles of Good Flag Design

Previously, we shared Roman Mar’s TED presentation on Flag Design. We’ve added the TED talk here also. Good Flag Design In Roman’s presentation he talks about his obsession with flags. And, along the way he showcases some great designs and some lousy ones. Plus he shares five principles of great flag design from Ted Kaye’s […]

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Design Stories

The allure of this TED talk by Yves Behar ‘Designing Objects That Tell Stories’ is that it brings together two powerful threads for me: Design is my lifelong passion Stories are my current focus This video is really a showcase of Yves Behar’s design work upto 2008 (The talk was presented February 2008). And, there […]

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Wicked Problem

What is a Wicked Problem?

Previously we talked about Skinny Problems and Fat Problems. Today, we’re going to talk about even fatter problems – Wicked Problems. They have their own unique qualities and properties. And, here’s five symptoms of Wicked Problems so you’ll know one when you meet it face-to-face. Wicked is Not Wicked We’re not talking about wicked witches […]

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Fat Problems

Fat Problems

Previously we talked about Skinny Problems. They’re easy to identify and solve. In contrast, Fat Problems are not so easily solved. And, they require a wider focus and possibly design thinking to do so. WE prefer skinny problems Our thinking uses up so much energy, our brains have evolved to use shortcuts. As a result […]

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Five Symptoms of Skinny Problems

As the world becomes more integrated and more complex, the importance of using Design Thinking increases. However, it’s not always needed. Some problems are simple. They’re skinny problems because they can be solved with a narrow focus. These problems don’t really need design thinking. Five Symptoms you’re dealing with a Skinny Problem #designthinking Click To […]

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Design Thinking Super Links

Design Thinking Super Links After putting out a bucket load of thinking around Design Thinking, I’ve had several requests to put all the links in one place… like a super links page. So here goes… The Book and Author The Book: Roger Martin’s The Design of Business http://www.amazon.com/Design-Business-Thinking-Competitive-Advantage/dp/1422177807 The Author: Roger Martin’s Website: http://rogerlmartin.com/ The […]

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