Design thinking ultimately comes down to starting with a set of objectives and passionately exploring how to develop a solution based on those goals.
While this approach is becoming popular in the business world (particularly the startup world), it’s incredibly difficult to implement.
Unless you invest in educating your staff, getting managers on board and rallying your team around the benefits of design thinking, people will revert to previous strategies.
As children, we were in many ways much better equipped for design thinking.
Spend some time with five-year-olds, and you’ll get smacked in the face with their insatiable need to know “why,” to get to the truth and essence of something unsolved and uncategorized.