In Defense of Design Thinking, Which Is Terrible(

4 years ago from Khoi Vinh,, Principal Designer at Adobe

  • Andrew C, 4 years ago

    I'm agreeing with Natasha Jen that design thinking is a risk, but I'm disagreeing that the risk is inherent with design thinking itself.

    Design thinking can be a great tool that a designer can use to facilitate a strong design culture with their team. Democratizing design DOES risk the process being used negatively by people who don't know, or care to know, about the user's experience. Ensure your design process is owned by a designer and NOT everyone. That expectation should be set. Because if everyone owns something then no one does, and design as a voice may end up being diminished in your organization. (the article I pointed out shows how common it is for engineering to do this and not realize it, so the risk is already here)

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