Afterglow of the Eight Weeks

Today while I was working on the final prototype for our group's final presentation and found the purple-colored glue stick in my group's design kit, one thought suddenly sparked in my mind, "This tiny one must also be the invention from someone's design thinking". The little alteration in color has made our lives more convenient... Continue Reading →

W6: Feedback

Better-than-average-effect According to a study by Kruger and Dunning, it is proved that incompetent people tend to think they are better than the average while top tiers underestimate their ability. I thought it as an irony since if this is the case, not only competent people but also incompetent ones who read this paper might... Continue Reading →

W5: Social Pressure & Mindfulness

Individualism & Social Proof Individualism is important for creativity. However, it is difficult to maintain individualism when working in a group. In that sense, the experiment that was conducted to one participant to show a standard line and ask to choose the line with the same length (the image below) in the circumstance that the others respond... Continue Reading →

W4: Persona

Persona is a fictional character that has reliable and realistic representations of the key stakeholders of your research. I personally have an experience of creating a persona last semester for our Pro Bono project (below). It is not very much in detail as it is supposed to be but I recall it as a useful... Continue Reading →

W3: Define

Asking Right Questions Reasonable and easy it may sound, but it cannot be emphasized enough in any kinds of research to ask right questions since a small delicacy of a question might be leading, leaving a great bias in the result of the study. Here are some tips when you design research questions. Don't Double-barreled questions... Continue Reading →

W2: Empathize

The first step in design thinking is empathizing, which is putting oneself in someone's shoes. It sounds easy-breezy but it's actually not as simple as it seems because I can never be you. The doctor in the article New York Times below also confesses that he had never been able to fully understand his patients, what they... Continue Reading →

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