Next time you're looking for a fresh solution to an important problem; try this approach commit to staying within the realm of the problem before diving into a quick solution and start by asking a trigger question that might provoke a deeper conversation around the real crux of the problem.
Some of the most elegant and simple trigger questions were provided by Tim Ogilvlieb; What is; What if; What Wows and What works. That's just one of the techniques that Jeanne Liedtka, Andrew King and Kevin Bennett share in their book, Solving Problems with Design Thinking. Here's what happens when you separate the words Design & Thinking ——
- x.ai Unveils the Future of Artificial Intelligence — When Dennis R. Mortensen hired his founding team members at x.ai, he pitched them by illustrating his vision of a world where everyone has a personal assistant to schedule their meetings. Recognizing the complexity of the challenge, he concluded by saying: “We may die trying.”
- The Power of Explosive Creation: How to Harness Your Creative Callings — If Steve Martocci could give everyone a fortune cookie with a customized saying inside he’d write: “Lost cookie. Please Return” with his name and address. “Imagine if I managed to reach the billions of people in the world. I’d love to see what kinds of letters I’d get back if I gave them a feedback loop,” he says.
- How Gatheredtable is Designing an Intuitive Product to Streamline Meal Planning — As someone who suffers from over 50 food intolerances, the convenience of meal delivery and planning services has yet to become a reality for me. While its impossible to accommodate circumstances like this at scale, my family and I are are equally in search of a service to streamline our meal planning efforts.
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