Design Thinking is an iterative process in which we seek to understand the user, challenge assumptions, and redefine problems in an attempt to identify alternative strategies and solutions that might not be instantly apparent with our initial level of understanding. At the same time, Design Thinking provides a solution-based approach to solving problems. It is a way of thinking and working as well as a collection of hands-on methods.
Design Thinking revolves around a deep interest in developing an understanding of the people for whom we’re designing the products or services. It helps us observe and develop empathy with the target user.
The five phases of Design Thinking, are as follows:
1.Empathise – with your users
2.Define – your users’ needs, their problem, and your insights
3.Ideate – by challenging assumptions and creating ideas for innovative solutions
4.Prototype – to start creating solutions
5.Test – solutions