Design Tools Journal
Classroom project on design thinking tools
As a part of the academic module, this exercise was to put into practice the Design Tools for Design Thinking Approach.
Design Brief: Understand Stereotypes | Identify and define a problem area | Find a vision scope | Develop scenarios for possible solutions | Generate concepts from the scenario.
Challenge Question: ``How may we increase the self esteem of victims of stereotyping?``
The aim was to not focus on one good solution but to explore multiple ways to get to the solution and enhance it, using different design tools.
We started with understanding the problem of 'stereotypes' and went through various phases of diverging and converging.
We generated multiple 'how may we' questions to define the problem.
We applied the 6 Thinking Hats technique to cover different aspects about the topic.
Clustering of information in rational and mash-up manner, to find visions.
Defining the direction of the solution by converging on the vision options.
We employed cue cards and scenario building to come up with a solution.
Based on case studies solving a similar problem, we positioned our solution to find a unique spot.
We interviewed experts, ideal users and extreme users about stereotypes and our idea.
Based on the interviews, we created a persona to get more ideas about the solution.
Through the customer journey map, we tweaked the final solution.
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