It is closing to the end of 2016 and I would like to end with an important aspect of design thinking that many of my participants are very interested about. What makes Design Thinking a Unique Way of Thinking? In the previous article, we have discussed the important traits of design thinking. In this article, we will delve deeper into how and why it is different from other thinking methods. Comparison between Business Thinking and Creative Thinking Business Thinking Business
Video of series of activities that participants will do during the fun and action-packed 3 days Design Thinking Certification Course! Hi, my name is Daniel Ling. Thank God, I've just had another opportunity to train and coach some of the TOP heads in an MNC. I just did one segment of my course on 7 Values of Business Transformation in Design Thinking. I don’t usually write a long post- but want to share with you an exciting opportunity to learn this awesome problem-solving sk
Conducted a public run with awesome participants from different industries such as Mizuho Bank, MOE, Bosch and NUS etc in June. Had great fun engaging the participants with the activities and it is really impressive to see people from different perspectives sharpening each others' iron throughout the 3 days. Below are some snippets of the activities: Design Thinking- Empathize Phase Customer Interview and Digging Deeper Design Thinking- Define Phase Group Discussions (lots of
Emerge Creatives provide participants with an awesome extensive training pack for the Advanced Design Thinking Certification workshop- all packed with an understanding of what a potential design thinker should need in the marketplace. Check out more on the course details here! About the author Daniel Ling has more than 10 years of design thinking experience and has moulded himself to be a “designer in a business suit”- strong in the design thinking process and yet relevant to
In psychology, it is believed that the left brain controls the more logical, analytical functions, whereas the right hemisphere processes the imagination, creativity and emotions. Design thinking is probably one of the few disciplines that utilize both equally. However, it is not a genetic gift that only a few people possess. It is a thinking mindset where given time and application- you are able to master as a way to solve problems. As an introduction to design thinking, the
1. Companies Need Design Thinking to Innovate “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” - Steve Jobs, Apple CEO Companies need to innovate or die. Today’s consumers are very aware, are spoiled for choice, and can be very fickle. 3M and Apple were companies on the brink of failure- but they proceed to adopt an innovative culture through design thinking to achieve amazing records of success. Today, 3M generated nearly $30 billion revenue selling over 55,000 in
A group of NUS Industrial Design juniors, Felicia, Efrim and Raymond came over for an interview about me to be included to their alumni yearbook. What an absolute privilege to be interviewed as a design thinking consultant and as an NUS alumni to be shown to a wider audience. I was looking at the interview script and was thinking.. man! This totally sums up my life story so far and I really want to crystallize this by blogging it up (what a great first post it's going to be).