I think the most important thing in “Design Thinking Methodology” is the attempts to understand the problem and the environment for the one we are trying to provide a solution for. Solutions can be found for a client, a student, or a family member by implementing the “empathy map” that showed clear steps to reach innovative solutions and prototypes using brainstorming and other strategies.
After “Innovation and Design Thinking” training there was a noticeable development in my communication and problem solving skills both on the personal and professional levels, with my family members and my students. I become more open to accepting my students opinions and understanding their needs as the “Empathy map” we used in this training puts me in their shoes, so I can more easily define the problem; which is a very small problem most of the time, but i need to define it correctly to be able to solve it effectively.
Also, after the accurate definition of the problem, we learned how to come up with innovative solutions through brainstorming. It was difficult at first to brainstorm but after practicing ideas started to flow out. This was nice and increased my self-confidence as it proves my ability to produce solutions and solve problems