DESIGN THINKING DOING METHODS & TOOLS
TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction3 The Changing Role of Design 4 About the Publishers 6 Our Design Process 7 UNDERSTAND
Competitive Benchmark 9 Trend Analysis 10 Personas11 Explorative Research Methods 12 Customer Journey Mapping 23 Jobs to be Done 26 Creative Briefing 29 IDEATE
Ideation Methods Elevator Pitch
Experience Target Picture 42 Wireframing45 Prototyping Methods 47 Validation Methods 51 Product Personality 55 Customer Experience Camp 58 DEVELOP
Applying Design Standards
INTRODUCTION By Christian von Reventlow, Chief Product & Innovation Officer
Design is a driving force in the product and innovation strategy of a large company. Only with innovations and creativity can new business models be configured and existing ones expanded. Digitalization in particular leads to a comprehensive change in products, services, processes and business models. The product and innovation strategy of a company is facing the challenge of developing customer-oriented innovations that require market acceptance in order to create competitive advantages. Many companies in the telecommunications and entertainment industry are outperforming their competitors because of their outstanding product and service innovations. They have learned a lesson: At the heart of digital transformation is the customer. This belief is based on the fundamentally changing expectations of direct, authentic communica tion, in which the customer takes center stage and has uncomplicated and ubiquitous access to digitally networked products and services. This is why customer centricity is the key criterion for innovation management.
They also have access to the comprehensive innovation process of a company and are able to use sophisticated instruments and tools to thoroughly and deeply determine the needs and problems of the customers. It is therefore no coincidence that innovation management of in large companies is increasingly using the methods of Design Thinking to better understand the markets and to develop successful business strategies. In the course of digitalization, the design, combined with the classic instruments of corporate management and strategy development, ensures rapid realization of ingenious ideas and accelerates the market readiness of new products and digital services.
Designers can make a significant contribution to the implementation of customer centricity in product development. Designers have a fine sensor system for trends and for the needs of consumers.
THE CHANGING ROLE OF DESIGN By Philipp Thesen, Lead Design
The digitalization of economy and society determines our future. Designers know the fears, wishes and needs of the people. Consequently, the design discipline must take on its major responsibility of humanizing technologies. The rise of artificial intelligence determines the future of humanity. But, will it serve or control us? This is all a question of design. Where limitations between virtual and material in industry and everyday life disappear, there will be all new questions for the design that sets people in relation to their things and their environment. Design has once again arrived at a crucial point and must take responsibility for shaping the environment, also in a new digital age. The designer is an important mediator between technology and living environment. Redefining the role of design for the digital age, we as designers will first have to precisely describe the unique world in which we live. Digitalization concerns us all, transforms economy, society and democracy. Digitalization determines how we will live and work in the future.