What is Design Thinking?:
Design Thinking is a deeply human approach to innovation “that taps into abilities we all have but get overlooked by more conventional problem-solving practices. It relies on our ability to be intuitive, to recognize patterns, to construct ideas that are emotionally meaningful as well as functional, and to express ourselves through means beyond words or symbols.”
~Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO
Design Thinking is a problem solving method that is based in the time honored way that artists and designers have always innovated and problem solved in their work. It would be more acurately described as design doing, since its method is experiencial in nature. It turns out that we can make a thumbnail sketch of almost anything, a new company, a community challenge; If its a problem, turn it around and call it a design challenge. It already sounds like more fun.