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Design Thinking Is A Failed Experiment. So What's Next?

Design Thinking Is A Failed Experiment. So What's Next?
The decade of Design Thinking is ending and I, for one, am moving on to another conceptual framework: Creative Intelligence, or CQ. I am writing a book about Creative Intelligence, due out from HarperCollins in fall 2012, and I hope to have a conversation with the Fast Company audience on this blog about how we should teach, measure, and use CQ. Why am I, who at Business Week was one of Design Thinking's major advocates, moving on to a new conceptual framework? Simple. Design Thinking has given the design profession and society at large all the benefits it has to offer and is beginning to ossify and actually do harm. Helen Walters, my wonderful colleague at Business Week, lays out many of the pros and cons of Design Thinking in her post on her blog. Design consultancies hoped that a process trick would produce change. I would add that the construction and framing of Design Thinking itself has become a key issue. There were many successes, but far too many more failures in this endeavor.

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Portal:Community From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Welcome to the Community Portal. A Community is a tight formation of members that share common ground in a variety of real or abstract areas. Most sociologists agree that a society, while much larger in size, lacks the cohesion provided by the sense of community exhibited in a community. From a psychological perspective, an individual's success and happiness can be affected by their social interaction with others. A DJ is not a conductor: Different design skills for different levels of complexity Different levels of design complexity Peter Jones (@redesign) recently posted an excellent, considered conversation about different levels of design engagement, drawing on Richard Buchanan’s “Wicked Problems in Design” and GK VanPatter’s “four orders” of what we’re “designing for”. He links to a great (long) interview with GH VanPatter (of the NextDesign Leadership Institute), from which he pulls this essential quote: The NextD framework of D1, D2, D3 is in essence a complexity scale. It is a post-discipline view that is process, not content focused.

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