Design thinking

It means a process of product creation, based on an iterative approach, understanding users’ behavior, determine problems and create solutions, prototype, and test.  The method includes five stages:

  1. Empathize 
    Understanding a problem through user research, where interaction with people is crucial
  2. Define 
    Determining a key problem, basing on the research results
  3. Ideate  
    Creating solutions, using the principle of “getting out of the box” — finding alternative ways and innovative approaches
  4. Prototype  
    Designing a version of the product, using one of the ideas from the previous stage
  5. Test 
    Careful testing and completing the prototype to a full-fledged product through iterations.

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