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3 pathways to implementing design thinking in a large company

Disruptive innovations are challenging traditional industries and established players to seek new ways to enhance their internal innovation capabilities. Implementing design thinking into organizational practices can help bring users and their real needs to the center of the company, but remember to take into account varying perceptions across the organization, implement incrementally and secure mandate from management.

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DF Researcher3 pathways to implementing design thinking in a large company
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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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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?