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How to recognize Design Thinkers

October 31st, 2012

Reblogged from Team cognition:

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Since R. Martin and others hijacked the term 'designthinking', there is an ongoing dispute. Two thought worlds exist and possibly these can be united by laying bare the essential characteristics of a 'design thinker'.

Thought worlds

Design thinking frames the verb 'design' as a specific cognitive activity in order to solve problems and is discerned from other ways of thinking such as decision making.

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How do you recognize what a design thinker is? One way is to not just look at what they think, but what they produce. This post from the Team Cognition blog offers some sober thoughts on the concept of design thinking and some fresh ideas on how to recognize someone who is engaged in such an activity.

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