Effective Remote Design Thinking: A Basic Essential For Global Companies To Develop Innovative Solutions
At present, the state-of-the-art supplies for conducting a face-to-face design thinking workshop typically consists of self-stick notes and stickers, markers, and whiteboards. However, this analog way of working is incongruent with the realities of global software companies, where most products and services are developed by distributed teams.
This paper explores the process of facilitating remote design thinking workshops, using information technology and communication tools. The paper is based on a participatory action research undertaken by the author as a part of the doctoral thesis – ‘a study on an approach to prepare the organization mindset to build design-led innovation culture to become a customer-centric and future driven software company’ in the Indian IT sector.
The participating company realized the innovation breakthroughs using design thinking can happen only when their organization can collaborate across disciplines, silos, time zones; and were looking for a solution to scale design thinking in their organization.
KEYWORDS: Collaboration, Digital Design Thinking, Distributed Teams, Innovation, Remote Design Thinking, Scale Design Thinking
This was posted in Associated Asia Resarch Foundation – International Research Journal of Marketing and Economics ISSN: (2349-0314) Impact Factor- 5.779, Volume 5, Issue 7, July 2018