Design Thinking Basics: an introduction to the DTMethod
Publisher: TSO (The Stationery Office)
To support certification in DTMethod, the Inprogress Design Lab provides a comprehensive guide for organisations and individuals to enhance their design and user journey.
Design is part of every project, product, or solution. It determines how a consumer or business interacts with products and provides insight to how organisations are perceived.
Design thinking is an approach to designing new products, processes and services (solutions). Solutions are designed and delivered using a variety of models, tools and methods depending on the preferences of an organisation and its challenges.
Design thinking is not a single methodology but a way of working that involves different methods of operation.
By learning and practicing the DTMethod, organisations will benefit by:
- reducing risk by assessing if projects are feasible before they start
- reducing costs for projects
- increasing the benefits obtained by products, processes and services
- reducing uncertainty about the duration and level of people's involvement in the Design Thinking process
- enabling the inclusion of Design Thinking into the routine activity of projects
- preparing employees for effective work during Design Thinking workshops
- increasing the possibility of designing a good Solution.