Protect Your Solutions with Transformation Stories: Part 1 — Crafting Well // ALD 010 — DT101 E89

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

This episode shows you everything you need to create your solution’s transformation story (and why it’s so important to do so).

This episode is based on this article: ALD010 // Protect Your Solutions with Transformation Stories: Part 1 — Crafting Well. 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.

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Cheers ~ Dawan
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President, Fluid Hive

Show Highlights

[00:56] Why we need stories.
[01:27] What is a transformation story?
[01:33] The magic bridge.
[02:14] Storytelling neglect.
[02:43] We tell stories all through the design process.
[03:51] The transformation story creation pattern.
[04:07] The people.
[04:45] The problem.
[05:19] Influence.
[05:27] Using the COM-B behavior change model.
[06:47] Bridges, the heart of the transformation story.
[07:38] Evidence.
[08:09] Solution outcomes.
[08:45] Destination: a better world.
[09:27] Fluid Hive’s Transformation Story Questions.
[11:08] This Ask Like a Designer Thinking Tool download will help you use the transformation story questions.

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