I have recently decided to dedicate part of my time to the practice of design thinking. I have been speaking and writing about user experience, strategy and design thinking for a while but due to ongoing projects (within our company) it's been a while since I've been able to focus on helping companies and people create new values and products through design.
I'd like to leave you with a video of BusinessWeek's five questions with Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO and someone who's brain I'd love to pick every once in a while. In the first few minutes of this video, Tim goes through what he defines as Design Thinking as a practice, and how companies (much like yours or mine) can benefit from the discipline. Inspiring stuff. Have a look:<iframe src="http://feedroom.businessweek.com/linking/index.jsp?skin=twoclip&fr_story=aed88aecbbc3812653938a1d99e5beade27953b3&rf=ev&hl=true" width="302" height="262" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0"></iframe>
I'm making getting back to doing more design and strategy one of my resolutions for 2009. This means that if you ever need a consultant with a flair for building products and experiences today, get in touch, I am dying to get back to work with people passionate about ideas.
Note: This being the first post of the year, I thought I'd commit to something else in addition to more work on design thinking - blogging more. I've gone through posting highs and lows in my years of blogging, but I plan on redeeming myself from all the lows during 2009. Happy new year!