In a digitalised world where change is constantly occurring, design thinking is a practical framework for innovation. Whether you are a start-up, SMB or major corporation, this approach lets you generate user-centric solutions to individual problems and, in doing so, create promising new products, services and processes.
As part of the design thinking process, interdisciplinary teams pass through six steps during a design sprint:
- 1. Understand: Develop a shared understanding of the problem.
- 2. Observe: Quality-based observation of the problem from the perspective of different users.
- 3. Synthesise: Evaluate the findings and define a standard description of the problem.
- 4. Ideate: Brainstorm to find practical solutions to the problem.
- 5. Prototype: Focus on developing a small number of prototypes based on the ideas collected.
- 6. Test: Test the prototype with a focus on the target groups.