There’s not one definition of Design Thinking and there are many interpretations of a Design Process. For me, Design Thinking is creative problem solving that begins with an awareness of people, power and equity. From there we learn as much as we can about the experiences of others in order to identify collective “north stars”. Standing in a better place of understanding, we begin to brainstorm potential ideas to try in the greater community. After gathering feedback, we improve on our original ideas and continue to reflect on the process as a whole.
This process is strengthen by the following Community Considerations:
Being open to giving and getting from collective creativity.
Being open to discomfort as a catalyst for shared insight.
Being open to a co-constructed understanding of design thinking and community-driven design.