Design Thinking for Social Innovation?

Design thinking is a widely used methodology around the world and adapted to different contexts, not only for pure market-based innovation or technology-driven inventions. Design thinking is a perfect fit to address social problems and challenges that were once a hurdle. The very reason why design thinking can be applied well into social challenges is … Continue reading Design Thinking for Social Innovation?

How to use Lean Startup Method? Ask yourself these 8 Questions

QUESTION 1: How do you know when to pivot? QUESTION 2: Is the end-result a vision, a strategy or a product? QUESTION 3: What should you measure? QUESTION 4: How do products grow? QUESTION 5: How organic is the growth of your product? QUESTION 6: Are you creating Value? QUESTION 7: Is what you have … Continue reading How to use Lean Startup Method? Ask yourself these 8 Questions

Is the Problem Best Suited for Design Thinking? Ask Yourself these 10 Guide Questions

QUESTION 1: Is the problem human-centered? QUESTION 2: How clearly do you understand the problem itself? QUESTION 3: What's the level of uncertainty? QUESTION 4: What data is already available to you? QUESTION 5: How many stakeholders involved with the issue? QUESTION 6: Is the problem geo-bound? QUESTION 7: Do you require domain expertise to … Continue reading Is the Problem Best Suited for Design Thinking? Ask Yourself these 10 Guide Questions

Technology is not everything. Here’s Why.

  Technology is a tool built to make our Lives better. A lot of ambitious entrepreneurs think that if that "Cutting Edge Technology" is launched to the world¬† then by all means they are destined to succeed. It is usually a shocker by which they realize that other aspects of business development have equal or … Continue reading Technology is not everything. Here’s Why.

Build-Measure-Learn: The Life Blood of a Startup

  The basic activity of a startup is to convert ideas into usable products. These products are to be evaluated for their quality by how the customers respond. Only by then can a startup face the music and ask whether to pivot or persevere with the product/service line it provides. Nevertheless, all successful and valuable … Continue reading Build-Measure-Learn: The Life Blood of a Startup

What is User Centered Design and why it matters

User centered design (UCD)¬† is an investigative yet generative mixture of a methodology. This process aids designers and boardroom stakeholders to develop an understanding of their target user needs. User centered design caters to the whole user experience and not just an aspect of the transaction. This requires a thorough synchronicity of what the users … Continue reading What is User Centered Design and why it matters

Design thinking Core: It’s not about you.

It's not about you, your team, or your boss. It's simply not. Your user is the king. Your user will tell you what's the real problem you ought to be tackling. No assumptions at this point. Got that nailed down? Good. Now, go to the next step. Your users' narratives have to be truly understood … Continue reading Design thinking Core: It’s not about you.