Design thinking origin story plus some of the people who made it all happen

What is design thinking, why do I keep hearing about it?

1960–1980

When design re-defined not only what it was, but what it could do.

60’s America = Design Science

60’s Scandinavia = Cooperative design

1956

1960–1980

1969

1971

1973

1980–1990

When designers where put under the microscope to figure out what makes them tick.

1982

1983

1990–2005

The emergence of service design and their myriad of designerly tools.

1992

1999

1991

2002-NOW

Design thinking finds a foothold in the business world.

2002

2003

2008

Check out the pdf here if you want to take a closer look

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Jo wants to live in a fair and healthy world, where services are co-designed with communities. She's multidisciplinary designer with a background in research.

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Jo Szczepanska

Jo wants to live in a fair and healthy world, where services are co-designed with communities. She's multidisciplinary designer with a background in research.