Design thinking, as a complement to science thinking, embodies a wide range of creative characteristics as well as a number of other special qualities of distinct value to decision makers. In advisory roles, properly prepared design professionals could make substantial contributions to a process now dominated by political and economic views….
I would nominate for design thinking the following characteristics and ways of working:
- Conditioned inventiveness.
- Human-centered focus.
- Environment-centered concern.
- Ability to visualize.
- Tempered optimism.
- Bias for adaptivity.
- Predisposition toward multifunctionality.
- Systemic Vision.
- View of the Generalist.
- Ability to use language as a tool.
- Affinity for teamwork.
- Facility for avoiding the necessity of choice.
- Self-governing practicality.
- Ability to work systematically with qualitative information.