Design Thinking is a rigorous process for understanding stakeholder needs, generating ideas, and prototyping new experiences and is at the heart of Human-Centered Design. By diving into the personal, social, competitive and technological contexts of a problem, designers are able to develop a deeper understanding of the implications of their design solutions and generate ideas that are better suited for the contexts in which they are deployed.
For several years, Professor Sarah Rottenberg has been creating a document of Design Thinking tools and practices. This document currently contains 25 methods and dozens of examples from past student work. PennPraxis Design Fellows are working to develop an edited and refined, sharable edition of the existing content. This toolkit will be published for use inside the Weitzman School of Design and beyond.