The relationship between the rise of the design thinking movement and its architecture
“Innovation” and “design thinking” can be two of the most widely used phrases both online and offline in the last decade. Established companies, start-ups, and even universities use this framework to create new ways to solve problems and their desire to meet the global need to “change the status quo.” We are creating new products in consideration of feasibility and feasibility. .. And along with that, a new prototype was devised: Design thinkerAnyone who has a creative toolkit to produce something destructive. So what is the relationship between the meaning behind design thinking and architecture?
What is Design Thinking?
The term has become very popular in recent years, but “design thinking” was first mentioned in John E. Arnold’s 1959 creative engineering book. Creative thinking in his practice is that this particular approach has the ability to solve existing problems, suggest entirely new uses for products, reduce manufacturing costs, and increase sales. I explained. Other scholars began design thinking in the 1960s when university professors sought to “scientificize” design by understanding its characteristics, influences, processes, and methodologies. Decades later, the term was used in various fields, Creativity As a means of addressing the accelerating needs of innovation, especially after realizing that companies cannot develop new products and services to meet their customers’ needs and catch up with their competitors.
Design thinking is a human-centered problem-solving approach that goes beyond relying solely on theoretical research, assumptions, and hypotheses to further develop products based on how consumers interact with them. Contrary to what the name means, this does not necessarily mean that design thinking can only be applied to the design industry, such as products and industrial design, but it can be applied to all business models, regardless of genre or market. increase. Why “design”? Designers have long been recognized as creative “ready-to-use” thinkers and producers who have been taught how and tools to create new destructive materials during academia and early practice.
In response to modern changes in trends and consumer values, Creative analyzes the user experience through a hands-on approach that prioritizes consumer needs. One of the hallmarks of design thinking is to deepen empathic understanding with end users and enable them to form sustainable connections with their products. This process sets aside analytic thinking and supports this study of product-user relationships in context analysis, observation, problem finding, brainstorming, ideas, creative thinking, sketching, prototyping, testing, and evaluation. Includes various modes or phases consisting of. (Phase is not always continuous). Also, because innovation is an endless process, design thinking is endless, and the series repeats every time a necessary update is made.
Where do architects stand in the design thinking process?
In addition to building design, most architecture schools dedicate at least the first semester of the program to training students on how to use liberal thinking strategies. During this period, students will learn the basics of the technical and theoretical aspects of the profession, as well as the creative process of design, with an emphasis on individual expression, experimentation and critical analysis. With this foundation, architects can see it as a basic functional space beyond the environment in which it is built, and as a physical response to the needs of cities, communities, and the environment. In other words, architects just think like graphics, products, and interface designers and implement them on different media.
As mentioned earlier, today’s businesses, products and services are all about innovation, and innovation requires the ability to design or integrate designs within an organization to foster an environment that fosters creativity. This approach convinces many architects who find architectural practices to be very systematic or stagnant, shifting to areas such as UX design, design consultants, product and business innovation specialists, and R & D operations. Did. How to do They put it into practice. Architects also rely on design thinking strategies to develop new systems for cities, buildings, and communities designed to meet the needs of users, rather than relying on standardized plans. Combined the world.
However, the presence of architects in the discussion of design thinking remains negligible. Buildings contribute to a much larger socio-cultural ecosystem, and architects client an intuitive design process. Architects, on the other hand, can use the Design Thinking module to change or advance today’s architectural practices that may have obvious gaps.
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