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In implementing design thinking, it’s the mindset that matters

Applying design thinking in non-design organisations requires a change in mindset, which is easier said than done. Buying into the logic of the iterative approach requires fluctuating between divergent and convergent thinking, and this can be a struggle for people accustomed to a more linear approach.

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JoelIn implementing design thinking, it’s the mindset that matters
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Upcoming research insights

Upcoming research talks at the Design Factory: Mikko Illi on better sales processes on 9.4. and Antti Surma-aho on developing empathy and innovation attitudes through project-based courses on 23.4. Come and ask us some good questions!

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JoelUpcoming research insights
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How to start using more visual cues in your work and tune into your creative side

At best, visuals can help covey a message more effectively, build empathy and help to get everyone on the same page in a project. But how to get started? These few tips will help you get tuned into your creative side and help you to incorporate more visuals into your everyday work.

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Maria MikkonenHow to start using more visual cues in your work and tune into your creative side
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Should there be a method to the madness?

We at Design Factory get frequently asked about what is our method. There seems to be a strong assumption that there is a “DF method” that can be summarized in a few clear steps. Our answer – that there isn’t one –  seems often to be met with surprise, confusion or even disappointment. So why do we not have a clear-cut method or process… and should we?

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Miko LaaksoShould there be a method to the madness?