Design Thinking


Human-centered design

David Kelley, founder of IDEO and Stanford University professor, says "product design has become much less about the hardware and more about the user experience." [February 2002]  (18:58 minutes) Source:  TED.

Designers -- Think big!

Tim Brown, IDEO CEO & President, says "the design profession is preoccupied with creating nifty, fashionable objects -- even as pressing questions like clean water access show it has a bigger role to play. He calls for a shift to local, collaborative, participatory 'design thinking.' "  [July 2009]   (16:48 minutes) Source:  TED.

The design of business: Why design thinking is the next competitive advantage

Roger Martin, Dean of the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, discusses new approaches to business innovations through design thinking.  [October 2009]  (28:42 minutes)  Sources:  AIGA.

Empathy & innovation

Kate Canales, director of Design and Innovation Programs at Southern Methodist University's Lyle School of Engineering, discusses empathy as a critical tool in human-centered design and innovation.  [October 2012]. (13:40 minutes)  Source:  2012 TEDxSMU.

How do you build a culture of innovation?

Tim Brown, IDEO CEO & President, speaks to the Yale School of Management about innovation.  [April 2013]  (5:18 minutes).  NOTE: Link to full-length  interview (59:45).  SOURCE:  Yale University, School of Management.

Working with wicked problems

Phillippe Vandenbroeck, a Partner at ShiftN, discusses design thinking approaches to solving wicked problems.  [June 2013]  (19:28 minutes)  SOURCE:  2013 TEDxUHowest.

Solving wicked problems & #MILLIONPEOPLEMARCH

NPS Professor and CORE Laboratory co-founder, Nancy Roberts, discusses how Internet technologies enable new approaches to solving wicked problems in an interview with Maria Ressa, CEO & Executive Editor of Rappler. [August 2013]  (26:27 minutes)  Source:  Rappler.Com.