Design, and One Question to Rule Them All // ALD 002 — DT101 E63

This episode is based on this article: ALD 002 // Design, and One Question to Rule Them All. Read the article and others like it on Fluid Hive’s Ask Like a Designer.

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Show Summary

I hope you enjoyed this episode.

In these short Ask Like a Designer episodes on the Design Thinking 101 podcast, you’ll find new ways to explore the show’s stories and ideas about design-driven innovation. I’ll share methods, templates, and ideas that have worked in my practice in teaching.

This episode is about a question behind almost everything people do as they create growth and opportunity by seeing and solving like a designer.

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Cheers ~ Dawan
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Show Highlights

[00:50] The One Question to Rule Them All.
[01:19] Solving the wrong problem.
[01:41] What happens when you solve the wrong problem.
[01:49] Why solving the right problem is actually impossible.
[02:31] Lessons from a yacht crash.
[03:10] What problem am I trying to solve is never “one and done.”
[04:23] How do you find the answer to “what problem am I trying to solve?”
[04:34] How-Might-We questions.
[04:45] Free Ask Like a Designer tool to help you choose your next problem to solve.
[05:08] To design is to ask questions.
[05:27] Design Thinking 101 Learning courses.
[05:52] The Innovation Smart Start webinar.


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