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MINOR: DESIGN THINKING DOING

We live in a complex and fast moving world where one of the few things we can be certain of is that things will change and change quickly. For organizations, be they profit, non-profit, governmental or educational, this has meant that traditional approaches to dealing with problems and taking advantage of opportunities are not enough.

Doing the same thing, only better, is no longer an option. When the future is uncertain and change occurs rapidly the problems faced by organizations are hard to define clearly. Developing and implementing sustainable solutions to such problems requires creativity and innovation.

In recent years design thinking is one approach to this problem that has caught the attention of professionals and academics alike. It is an approach that involves using designers and/or designerly ways of thinking and doing to develop solutions that allow organizations to deal with an uncertain future in a sustainable way. Rather than just being used to design new products or way of communicating with customers, organizations use designerly approaches to help them navigate through and succeed in a complex and rapidly changing world.


The minor Design Thinking & Doing offered me the chance to develop myself as a design thinker. I’ve learned to look at things in different perspectives.

WHY THIS MINOR?


I have always been very interested in human behaviour, research, observation and the "little things" people normally don't pay attention to. I am a curious person, who is open to learn new things.


In my second year at CMD I have followed both Project Interaction (Behavioural Patterns and Evidence Based Design) and Project Concept/Design Across Borders (Design Through Empathy and Culture Mapping) and behavioural Design. These courses have thought me a lot about understanding your target group better  by observing them, thinking outside the box and to design user-centered.


I feel like the Minor Designing, Thinking and Doing fitted perfectly  with my previous projects and the things I want to learn to help me to become a better designer.


Eventually I want to become an Interaction Designer. As a interaction Designer it is important to understand how your target group thinks, to understand how their mental model works so you can design as human centred as possible. Thanks to project Interaction, Project Concept and Project Behavioural Design I have a better view of what I want to do after I graduate.

WHAT I'VE LEARNED.


The minor Design Thinking & Doing changed my view about research. Thanks to this minor I am more aware of The Design Thinking Process. I’ve also learned and used new research methods like the co-creation. This was something I had never done before.


Furthermore I’ve learned that there are better ways to start conversations instead of  “Hey do you have 1 minute for a research?”. When people feel like it is not an interview or for a research they feel more comfortable talking to you.

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