Design Thinking and Neighborhood Renewal

DSchool

Lately I’ve been reading about “design thinking,” and I’m starting to see its potential as a tool for community renewal. Design thinking is a structured approach many designers use to generate and develop ideas, products, and innovations. It’s most often associated with IDEO, the well-known design firm that created the first Apple mouse, and Stanford’s Institute of Design (a.k.a. “d.school”). But what began as a process to guide the development of new consumer products is now being applied, often by non-designers, to business (including Apple, Target, and Proctor & … [Read more...]


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