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The 30-Minute Solution Matrix: How to Think and Solve Under Pressure // ALD 009 — DT101 E87

Thank you for listening to this Ask Like a Designer episode of the Design Thinking 101 Podcast.

This episode is about what to do when you need to solve like a designer FAST.

This episode is based on this article: ALD009 // The 30-Minute Solution Matrix: How to Think and Solve Under Pressure. Read the article and others like it on Fluid Hive’s Ask Like a Designer.

Photo of Dawan StanfordIn 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.

What did you think of this episode? Please send your questions, suggestions, and guest ideas to Dawan and the Fluid Hive team.

Cheers ~ Dawan
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President, Fluid Hive

Show Highlights

[00:56] Thinking and solving like a designer when in crisis mode.
[01:06] Fluid Hive’s 30-Minute Solution Matrix: nine questions that can help you solve quickly.
[02:19] How to use the 30-Minute Solution Matrix.
[02:41] Learning gaps.
[02:58] Be ready to adjust and change your answers as you learn more.
[03:11] What problem are you trying to solve?
[03:51] Who is the solution for?
[04:26] Who is making the solution?
[04:48] What systems are involved?
[05:27] What evidence do you have?
[05:56] What do you need to learn?
[06:44] What solution might you try right now?
[07:53] How might you build this solution?
[08:35] How will you know it worked?
[08:55] “Cheating” design.
[09:49] Fluid Hive’s 30-Minute Solution Matrix is a free Ask Like a Designer Thinking Tool you can download here.

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