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Empathy: The Softer Side of Design Thinking
Mar 30, 2016 - by Maureen Carroll

The world is filled with the crisp hard edges of numbers, statistics and dashboards. And while we learn a lot from them, I believe that design thinking offers a different way of gathering information- a softer side- that allows us to engage with users in deeper, more nuanced ways. Empathy is central to this notion. […]

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5 Pervasive Myths About Design Thinking
Mar 30, 2016 - by Maureen Carroll

Sometimes after the workshop is over, and people are trying to implement design thinking, they have certain assumptions about the process that can have an impact on how well it works in their organization. I wanted to share some of the myths that I have seen that seem to make a difference in how design […]

5 Reasons Why Design Thinking is Good for Organizations
Nov 11, 2015 - by Maureen Carroll

I love my job. I get to teach people how to rediscover their creativity, and it’s joyous work. In doing hundreds of innovation workshops for organizations big and small, I’ve discovered five compelling reasons why I believe design thinking is good for organizations. Reason # 1.  Building with your hands is good for your brain. […]

Popsicle Sticks, Pipe Cleaners and a Pinch of Empathy: Shifting Corporate Culture One Innovator at a Time
Nov 09, 2015 - by Maureen Carroll

A Citrix product engineer sat staring at a pile of popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, fortune cookie boxes and rubber bands, and wondered what this could possibly have to do with innovation. He was joined by 600 of his colleagues at London’s Excel Center, as part of Connect 2012’s exuberant design thinking adventure. Their challenge was […]

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