With the rapid development of the society and economy, problems that we faced are becoming more complex. In particular, some new problems that we have never encountered before cannot be handled by the previous experience alone. These new problems are defined as Wicked Problems which cannot be merely resolved by the conventional logical reasoning, but some innovative methods are needed. Design Thinking as one of the core components in design discipline, it can facilitate an effective process for solving daily problems in design perspectives. With the widespread of the wicked problems, conventional problem solving methods are no longer be able to deal with them effectively, so business schools and business enterprises apply design thinking in their teaching and resolving business problems. Many people consider design thinking as a problem solving process is not correct. Owing to the fact that design thinking is always presented as a problem solving process in our teaching practice, in fact, it is an attitude and behavior that leads to problem-solving or opportunity-finding. These attitudes are cultivated through training in design education. This research paper explores the basic concepts of design thinking and how it helps in resolving complex and wicked problems. The article also explains how design education can effectively develop students’ design thinking style and the benefits of applying design thinking in problem solving.
|Translated title of the contribution||Design Education and Design Thinking|
|Original language||Chinese (Simplified)|
|Pages (from-to)||9 - 13|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||设计艺术研究 (Design research)|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2019|