Small Hall | reboot11
Design thinking, the gap and collective intelligence
Right now I am very excited and focused on the concept of 'design thinking' and how this can work as an entry point for more people to experience the value of acting as a designer, and explore future potentials as designers do.
I propose to do a talk where I could try and bridge the three single most important concepts for future action, as seen form my professional perspective as a designer.
- design thinking
- the gap
- collective intelligence
Design thinking is about utilizing the process designers go through for creating new, relevant ideas with the users in mind. It is booming in some business contexts these years, and in particular the design company IDEO (as well as local examples) is moving way beyond product designing and form-giving into business development and strategic explorations.
The Gap is a very simple way to explain what it is we do as designers, how it is we create. On one side it is extremely common-sense, but working consciously with the jumping the hermeneutical gap clashes with normal modes of problem solving and ideas of innovation over such beautiful concepts as 'wicked problems' and 'abductive reasoning'.
Collective intelligence is a perspective on what goes on when jumping 'the gap' and when doing design thinking (and acting) really works. It is the experience of flow and 'team-brain', but with a few pointers, it can be applied very focused. Difficult but powerful.