Design methods

Design methods

There are many methods used in the design process: from SWOT-analyses to prototyping, business model generation to customer journeys, from scenario planning to brainstorming. The latter is a great example of a design method that asks for specific design skills. Brainstorms tend to fail because participants have no clue how to brainstorm, when to use the technique or what to expect of the outcome. Unskilled brainstormers forget to be critical about the brainstorm question and forget to be creative, which will lead to an unsatisfied result. SUPER DESIGNERs know how to use brainstorming in a productive way, they know when and why a brainstorm is a suitable technique.

 

Herewith an overview of methods we use to work on your challenge and develop design skills:

  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Brainstorming
  • System drawing
  • Scenario Planning
  • Customer journeys
  • Prototyping
  • Context mapping
  • COCD-box
  • Problem tree
  • Draw toast
  • Business Model Generation
  • And many more! Take a look at the Delft Design Guide for more examples of possible methodologies and techniques.

 

We promise that next time you will use one of these methods, your results will be (even) better!