critical thinking

How to Apply Critical Thinking Using Paul-Elder Framework

The critical thinking provides an efficient method for designers, design students, and researchers for evaluating arguments and ideas through rational inductive and deductive reasoning in order to improving thinking about ideas. As a result, we eliminate biases, distractions, and similar factors that can negatively affect our decisions and judgments. In design, we can use critical thinking to escape our current …

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critical thinking

Critical Thinking as a Catalyst of Change in Design

In almost every design project, we find ourselves trapped in a number of mindset obstacles that stands between us and building an innovative outcome. These barriers include presumptions, biased ideas, and limited understanding of the consumer’s needs. Applying the critical thinking may help us to escape these barriers toward innovative solutions and products. The critical thinking is a simple yet …

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creative problem solving

Creative Problem Solving: How to Turn Challenges into Opportunities

What if we can turn problems faced in projects into opportunities? There are various examples show that understanding the problem and provide a creative solution for it can lead to successful products such as the Apple iPods and e-book readers. These products have implemented the Creative Problem Solving approach to see their consumers’ needs as an opportunity for new products. …

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customer journey mapping

Visual Guide to the Customer Journey Mapping

According to the Digital Trend 2015 Report, customer experience is considered the most important factors to stand from your competitor in the business. This can be achieved only through understanding the customer experience. The customer journal mapping can help us to visually learn more about our customers and build a coherent project future plans accordingly. The literature studies highlighted that …

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the minimum viable product

The Minimum Viable Product and Why It is Important

It doesn’t matter how solid is your business plan and market research conducted before pushing the product or service to the savagely competing market, there are always unexpected surprises. The Minimum Viable Product (MVP) gives you the chance to test the product in the real market conditions and with the everyday consumers to evaluate its performance. The minimum viable product …

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design thinking

How to Successfully Apply the Inspiration in Design Thinking

In the last few decades, there were different models for the design thinking process that have been introduced such as the d.school design thinking, IDEO human-centered design, double diamond, IBM design thinking, Google design sprinting and others. Noticeably, these models share a similar flow of phases that starts with understanding the problem addressed, reflect it in a form of a …

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The Future of Design will be Circular Design

The role of design is now extending the form and function of the product or service to more contribution to building innovative solutions that emphasize the wise consumption for natural resources. It’s design’s responsibility to build a strategic plan that considers reusing or recycling the materials used in production. The circular economy has been introduced a few years ago and …

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learn design

Tips to Learn Design Without Going to a Design School

Didn’t get the chance to attend a design school? You’re not alone as many barriers can stand between students to achieve their goal to learn design by getting a design degree. Amongst these barriers, the high tuition costs and lack of local design schools are considered the most challenging obstacles that prevent many students from fulfilling their passion for learning …

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