Workshop one of the five-workshop design thinking programme kicked of with a workshop where teams started to discover and define the design challenge at hand. In this post i show what techniques i used to help groups discover the challenge and then work together to create How Might We statements that open up the design challenge into opportunities
Creating a design challenge is key when using design thinking. In this post i take inspiration from IDEO in how to create and write a design challenge that excites and energises teams to solve the problem.
The rules are too:
- Keep it simple and optimistic
- Write a brief as if you were handing it to someone else to design
- Capture thoughts on why it is a problem
- Show the opportunity for design
In this post i share how i designed a process for a set of design thinking workshops i am running at 20.20. Taking inspiration from IDEO i adapted their process and created a structure that allowed the workshops to be an our long and finish with a prototype after five workshops. The aim of the workshops is for us as a company to challenge the way we tackle problems and to learn to build something that we are proud of after only five hours.