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Six strategies for facing internal resistance to design thinking

strategies for design thinking

Understanding the mechanics of design thinking is critical to introducing it into the ongoing practices of your organization. But just as essential is facing organizational resistance to change. Bringing design thinking into an organization requires a hearty sense of optimism…

Five mistakes of beginning design thinkers (and how to overcome them)

Mistakes of beginning design thinkers

In working with clients across sectors, from museums to tech start-ups, we've observed some common errors that practitioners new to design thinking often make when implementing and applying the process. Following are the most common errors we have observed, with…

How to arrive at innovative solutions by diminishing cognitive bias

Eliminating cognitive bias in design thinking

When tackling a new challenge, it’s common to jump straight to previously used solutions, instead of considering all possibilities. This is known as the "Einstellung Effect," and it can seriously impede your team’s design thinking capacity and innovation capability. The…