Design Thinking is not just a tool / design process / skill. It is a mindset and it is an essetial mindset to have a better world. Design Thinking Mindset includes Empathy, Creative Confidence, and Experiment Spirit.
Empathy is not an ability to know others feeling. It is an awareness to remind yourself that actually you know nothing and that’s the reason why you should always share what you feel and ask others what they feel.
Having confidence in creativity doesn't mean that you can draw something beautiful. It means that even you draw worst, you are still willing to illustrate and not afraid to share with others.
Experiment means two things, one is execution, another is embrace failure. Both of them are difficult to human being. It takes brave to try something new and kick start the execution. Usually we plan a lot. If you want to develop an successful idea, I suggest you to plan less and act more.
Knowing where you from, and where you go.
It is not your fault as we are born self-centered. We dont understand others feeling and the society teach us being a winner is important. That's why most of the people dont have a Design Thinking Mindset.
If you are deicated to change, start with a mindset persona.
Actually, we dont understand ourselves. Therefore usually we cannot change. When you cannot see the problem, how can you solve the problem? Via a mindset persona, you can see what mindset you have, and what mindset you wanna achieve.
Next, will be exercise.
A mindset is framed by practice. The way you talk and the way you act will create the mindset you have, maybe reinforce or decrease it. Via an idea development project, you can develop the related mindset and reinforce it in your brain.
Based on the Design Council's System Design Framework, we further include the design thinking mindset as the foundation of our program design and intervention approach.