Design Thinking-in-action 2013: Building Empathy

12/1/2013

Look at the BIG PICTURE...What do you see?




















 
A beautiful, overwhelming, never-ending scenario full of...dots. And you share one of those dots with millions of others like you. Are you feeling a little overwhelmed?. Who are you? Who is with you? What do you want to accomplish? Billions of people feel just the same.

The BIG PICTURE above holds together because of known and unknown connections among dots...

What if the so called "flow" is about stepping from one dot to another? A never ending effort to connect and let the world connect back to you? A Design Thinking Attitude:

(Check out My "Thrownness Theory" applied to Design Thinking:  Think-in-order-to-act  versus think to Think-some-more)



So this year, Why don't you think about re-designing your life by building empathy from within and finding ways of connecting with others?

"As a style of thinking, Design Thinking is generally considered the ability to combine empathy for the context of a problem, creativity in the generation of insights and solutions, and rationality to analyze and fit solutions to the context". (Wikipedia definition)

Conquer this year the feeling of creation: When was the last time you created anything? 

Step out of your box and let yourself be inspired by people: Build on others ideas and let other build on yours. ...Creating is awesome, but doing it with others is even better.

Build empathy by connecting dots and create community:

"The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better designs we will have.” – Steve Jobs

Design your life!



Inspiration to write this post:
VIDEO:

"How to design breakthrough inventions"


Global firm IDEO incorporates human behavior into product design by David Kelley.





 

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