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10 Things You Should Know About Design and Design Thinking

learn-about-designThere are many myths passed on from the greater culture that define how we think about Design. Some people think that to design, one must be an artist. Or that design comes as a flash of light into the minds of certain privileged people.

It makes sense that we wouldn’t know much about design. The design process is not part of a standard curriculum in school.

Design thinking certainly isn’t taught in most instructional design programs, if any. And it’s the black box of the ADDIE model.

I’ve been studying, analyzing and examining the design process over the past few years. Here are ten things I’d like to share with you about design and design thinking.

1. Design is a process

Design is an approach to problem-solving that applies the cognitive activities of design thinking. These are the processes designers leverage to ideate and create solutions.

Paula Sirar, design thinking advocate defines it like this, “Design Thinking is a creative process of thinking backwards from people, that leads to design of a service, a product or [something] else, based on the conclusions of the knowledge gathered in the process.”

2. Design is messy

During the design process, there is no straight path from point A to point B. Instead,...

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