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Christophe Kwizera
Christophe Kwizera

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TaskForce Week Five

Design thinking is a five-step process to come up with meaningful ideas that solve real problems for a particular group of people.
the process is taught in top design and business schools around the world, it has brought many businesses lots of happy customers and helped entrepreneurs from all around the world to solve problems with Innovative new Solutions.


The purpose of Step One is to conduct interviews they give you an idea about what people really care about we need to empathize with the situation for example if you want to help older people you might find that they want to keep the ability to walk around and you'll conversations they might share with you different ways they can do that later into the interview you'll want to dig a little deeper look for personal stories of situations where things became difficult ideally you redo the process with many people with the same problem

Define the problem

Looking at the interviews you can now understand the actual needs that people are trying to fulfill with that and activities one way to do that is to the line the pubs or activities that the people mentioned when talking about those problems like going for a walk, meeting old friends for tea, or simply going grocery shopping around the corner store. you might realize it's not so much about going out, but more about staying in touch. after your analysis, formulate a problem statement such as some elderly are afraid to be alone, they want to stay connected.


Now Focus only on the problem statement and come up with ideas that solve the problem. the point is not to get a perfect idea come up with many ideas, like a unique virtual reality experience has CD or friendly hoverboards, or a modified pushcart, whatever it is sketch up your best ideas and show them to the people you are trying to help, so you can get that feedback.


Now take a moment to reflect on what you have learned from your conversations about the different ideas, and ask yourself; how does your idea fit in the context of people's actual lives.
Your solution could be a combination of a new idea and what is already being used then connect the dots sketch up your final solution and go build an actual prototype enough to be tested.

Testing the prototype

Now test your prototype with actual users don't defend your idea in case people don't like it the point is to learn what and what didn't so I need feedback is great then go back to ideation or prototyping and apply your learning repeat the process until you have a prototype that works and solve the real problem, now you are ready to change the world.

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