March 31, 2014
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Here are a few resources, if you're looking for a more comprehensive written introduction to the topic, with present-day context:
Wikipedia page on design thinking
"Design Thinking... What is that?" -- a 2006 Fast Company article.
The Stanford University Institute of Design (d.school)'s perspective on innovation -- some of the methodologies we use were created or popularized by the d.school or IDEO, however, we as a group are open to examining and practicing innovation in many different ways.
"The Business of Design Thinking" -- a 2013 article in Harvard Magazine featuring the formative story of the Harvard xDesign conference.
The Design Thinking trove -- an actively curated news feed, which you can follow to receive your choice of timely notifications or email updates.
We look forward to robust discussions on the topic!
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