Monday, December 16, 2019

The Monthly “100 Creativity Ingredients” Book Tuning: The Dots Connection of Design Thinking Dec. 2019

All humans are born with raw creativity ability. Creativity has many dimensions, with multi-faceted truth and myth, manifold knowledge and multidimensional insight. Creativity is the wings of our mind and the tempo of our heartbeat. Creativity is a constructive disruption, not so bad addiction, and a sensational phenomenon. The purpose of “100 Creativity Ingredients - Everyone’s Playbook to Unlock Creativity “is to classify, scrutinize, articulate, and share insight about one hundred special creativity ingredients, to paint the picture with them, to add colors on them, to embed the music into them, and to make the story via them, in order to unleash our collective creativity potential.      

               The Dots Connection of Design Thinking 

System Thinking vs. Design Thinking Systems Thinking is important for the management to understand the interconnectivity between parts and the whole. It provides the tools and methodologies to define problems under uncertainty and offers a better and more accurate understanding of the overall business and its ecosystem. To improve the organizational maturity from functioning to delight, design is largely considered a byproduct of solid engineering discipline with an artistic touch, not just about wire frame or visual delight, As an organization's maturity about design increased, design moves from a superficial afterthought to a type of advanced thinking and real competitive business advantage.

Design Thinking and Simplicity Simplicity means or is related to too many things such as responsiveness, availability, robustness, manageability, scalability, flexibility, reliability, sensitivity, or comprehensiveness, etc. The forward-thinking organizations understand how things such as design thinking and simplicity, etc, can fundamentally change organizations and their societal impact on things such as strategy, manageability, sustainability, and social responsibility. The art of digital management is not to complicate things, but to eliminate unnecessary complications, and leverage design thinking to fine tune modern organizational structures and functions for reaching the next level of organizational maturity.

Design Thinking and Innovation Digital is the age of options, it provides the opportunity to think of a new way to do things. It forces digital leaders to get really creative on how they could leverage design thinking to architect and implement changes and how they handle the investigation of developing innovative business solutions in a structural way. Design becomes a strategic business driver equal to business and technology. In practice, many legacy businesses come with a legacy mindset, the old way to do things, lack of vision, passion, motivation, and talent to stimulate design thinking and spark innovation. In reality, very few companies can arrive at the top level of design maturity. To digitize businesses and unlock business potential, it's important to leverage design thinking for improving business maturity from functioning to firm to delight.

Design Thinking and Imagination Being able to become innovative to achieve the “art of possible” is being able to apply design thinking to create new things based on the business or customers’ needs. Fundamentally, design is a creative process of turning imagination into reality. There are architecture imagination, practical imagination, as well as aesthetic of imagination, which need to be leveraged in design scenario for creating new products or services to delight customers.

Design Thinking and Problem-Solving Fundamentally, running a business or living a meaningful life is a problem-solving continuum. Problem-solving is a multi-stepped process that includes both problem resolution and solution implementation. Digital is the era of people, option, or simply put, "personalization." It is the age to connect the dots between science and arts; analytics and intuition, logic and design thinking in order to solve problems unconventionally and deliver products or service from functioning to delight.

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