The design thinking process
The design thinking process has 5 main steps that overlap and interweave with one another. The key to a successful design thinking project is to start with deep understanding of the people you’re designing for. Grounded in that human-centered approach, design thinkers devise, prototype, and test solutions, incorporating feedback at every step.
Develop deep understanding of your users through interviews and observation
Use the info you’ve collected to gain insights and choose a design challenge
Come up with solutions, building on the best ideas individually or in group brainstorms
Build a quick version of your solution to think it through clearly and get feedback
Ask users what they think of the solution you’ve prototyped, then start again at Step 1