Design, and One Question to Rule Them All // ALD 002 — DT101 E63
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In these short Ask Like a Designer episodes on the Design Thinking 101 podcast, you’ll find new ways to explore the show’s stories and ideas about design-driven innovation. I'll share methods, templates, and ideas that have worked in my practice in teaching.


This episode is about a question behind almost everything people do as they create growth and opportunity by seeing and solving like a designer.


This episode is based on this article: ALD 002 // Design, and One Question to Rule Them All. Read the article and others like it on Fluid Hive’s Ask Like a Designer.


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Cheers ~ DawanDesign Thinking 101 Podcast HostPresident, Fluid Hive

Show Highlights

[00:50] The One Question to Rule Them All.

[01:19] Solving the wrong problem.

[01:41] What happens when you solve the wrong problem.

[01:49] Why solving the right problem is actually impossible.

[02:31] Lessons from a yacht crash.

[03:10] What problem am I trying to solve is never “one and done.”

[04:23] How do you find the answer to “what problem am I trying to solve?” 

[04:34] How-Might-We questions

[04:45] Free Ask Like a Designer tool to help you choose your next problem to solve.

[05:08] To design is to ask questions.

[05:27] Design Thinking 101 Learning courses.

[05:52] The Innovation Smart Start webinar.

Design Thinking 101 Learning — Courses and More

Design Thinking 101 Learning helps people start seeing and solving like a designer. Each training course focuses on a different collection of actions and skills critical to using design thinking effectively and getting the results you seek.

Please join me in the first course, Design Thinking 101 — Framing: Creating Better Solutions by Finding More Valuable Problems to Solve

Each course is structured to help your innovation actions create what you need for the people you serve, your organization and yourself.

Grab your spot and start seeing and solving like a designer today.


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Ask Like a Designer 001 — DT101 E61

A Short Introduction to Design Thinking with Dawan Stanford — DT101 E32 

Design Research + Tools for Thinking + Using Research Well with Terri Herbert — DT101 E55


Other Resources

Download the Design-Driven Innovation Project Launch Guide — Guide to launching innovation projects and avoiding common innovation traps Design-Driven Innovation.

Innovation Smart Start Webinar — Take your innovation projects from frantic to focused!

Fluid Hive: Learn — A growing collection of courses, webinars, and articles for people expanding their design thinking, service design, and human-centered design skills.

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