Unit 1: Key principles
For many people, design thinking resembles a kind of messing around, hoping to find a nice idea. It doesn’t look very professional, as there are always workshops where questions are reformulated again and again; ideas are embodied with post-it’s that are everywhere; and prototypes look silly, made with DUCT tape, carton and Lego. But there is a method behind the madness and in this unit, we will explain some key principles of design thinking. You will learn that the logic of design demands a trial-and-error approach and that developing multiple frames (perspectives on what seems to be the problem and solution) is obligatory.
Guido Stompff (the designer of the content of this course) explains
in this introduction what design thinking is