Design Thinking


Design thinking involves five stages of creative problem-solving. These include empathizing, defining, ideating, prototyping, and testing.


In both its practice and ideology, design thinking revolves around solving complex problems using a user-centric approach. Design thinking is heavily based on the methods and processes that designers tend to use (therefore the name), but it has originated from a number of different disciplines - including engineering, architecture, and business. Design thinking emphasizes user-centricity. Humans are its primary focus, with the aim of addressing their needs by developing effective solutions. We call it solving problems in a solution-based manner. The goal of solution-based thinking is to find solutions to a problem; in other words, to come up with a constructive approach to solve it. This contrasts with problem-based thinking, which tends to focus on limitations and obstacles.