Design Thinking is solution focused innovation. I’ve used Design Thinking to solve a variety of complex problems. My design abilities are powerful tools that your organization can employ to find answers to very complicated problems or to develop new projects that require overcoming serious challenges. Design is what I do. Design is not all that I do.
The design process I follow is taught at universities around the world including, and most famously, at the d.school at Stanford University. It’s a solution focused approach to solving problems. I focus on solutions, not on problems and approach problem solving with the goal of generating a deep empathetic understanding of the needs of the end user. By understanding your clients & customers needs we can build a solution that is technologically feasible, meets the needs of your business and delivers a product or service to your clients that solves their problems.
In addition to being a designer I am an analyst. I can not only help you create new solutions but I can help you increase efficiency, recognize unnecessary redundancies, and reorganize parts of your business that need reorganized. I call what I do Design Thinking+ because it incorporates two modes of thinking, that of the creator and that of the editor.
I am both designer and analyst. To design is to create. To analyze is to refine. Knowing when you need which is important and it’s something that I can help you figure out.
Designers like myself find solutions. I work in concert with you and your team to define the question at the heart of wicked problems then to find new ways to solve those problems by answering the questions.
Analysis is a critical component in refining existing processes. When you know what you’re doing is working but you think it could work better is when you need an analyst. Analysts like myself map out your processes and increase efficiency, alert you to potential issues, point out where you can reduce redundancies where they’re not needed and suggest where to add them where they are needed.
Design Thinking Project List
Some of the projects that I’ve worked on are listed below. I’m currently redesigning my site and more details will be added to each item on the list soon. Please check back soon to read more and join my mailing list to be kept informed when new content is added or new projects are detailed.
Weight Loss as a Design Challenge
Problem: How do I create a healthier life for myself and others? Read the solution here.
Materials Management Project
How might we better organize our laundry system? Read the solution here.
NAFEX Strategic Design
How can a nonprofit dedicated to fruit growing branch out? Read the solution here.
Commercial Kitchen Relocation
How did we save a non-profit and help its clients thrive? Read the solution here.
Private Park Design
How do we increase engagement, buffer against crime, and beautify a neighborhood? Read the solution here.
More projects and details about them will be added in the next few weeks. If you have any questions in the meantime please use the contact form below.