The hype part has already been documented as you can see here. So why not talk about hype? Myth - my own interpretation and maybe the wrong choice of words but there's no need to be so offended. But I agree with almost everything Kevin McCullagh posted here.carton wrote:No there are never any hard feelings, this is a place to relax and tell it like you think it is. However, people start to draw conclusions about who you are the moment you start talking, so maybe we all need to think about what we are saying. I would still call you or anyone out for saying things like what your post talked about. There were other points to disagree with besides the hype part. I am all about questioning the validity and value of ideas, in fact, maybe we want to be the only people who know how to fix the big problems, that would place us in demand.
So for instance, can you elaborate on everyone being able to think creatively, and not everyone being able to use design thinking?
Does anyone remember how much flack Starck took on here (in absentia anyway) for declaring design dead?
By the way the only connections I've drawn are to other ideas that became popular to dismiss during introduction. History is important, and teaching is a great way to learn and perfect your skills, maybe you should pose as a history teacher.
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About the need for designers to flatly reject design thinking to protect their validity, I don't think designers have all the answers. Architects hire engineers to solve the problems architects can't. Designers elect politicians so they can solve problems designers can't. Designers work for companies so they can design instead of having to run the business. There are different career paths for a reason. If the owner of our company fired all the designers working for him and hired design thinkers, work would stop and the business would fail. Same if our designers had to fill the role of the owner. I know we're talking about using design processes to solve problems outside of the design realm, but how did humanity survive the past 100,000 years? They did it by using mankind's natural creative skills to solve problems they faced. Long before the invention of the design profession, humans invented solutions to making spears and arrows fly straighter, improved dwellings, solved relationship problems, created better experiences, built businesses. Look, maybe 'creative problem solving' and design thinking' interchangeable and i might just be annoyed by the use of the design thinking term. But it really says something when at a design thinking convention, they talk about everything else but design thinking.
Is everyone a design thinker/creative problem solver? In their own sphere, maybe. It just got defined, repackaged and re-sold. Poorly, IMO.