Lecture: design thinking and process (updated)

Hey folks,

Sorry I didn't get the readings out promptly this week. Because of that, we'll make our reactions due again on Friday. Here are the readings for Friday:
  • A small book about design thinking and process has been written by NC State's College of Design. Please give your special attention to the introduction by Hargrove, and the final chapter by Fitzgerald. 
  • Chris Pacione wrote a manifesto of sorts for design thinking in Interactions magazine. (As a counterpoint, please see the column by Don Norman in Core77). 
I'll post more readings soon, with their reactions due Monday night.

We will also look at the TED lecture on design thinking by Tim Brown, head of IDEO.

Finally, we may also play with some mind mapping tools. A few online tools were recently reviewed by GigaOm.

Update: I've put the results of our mind mapping experiment online here.