The Design Thinking Movement is Absurd

“Make It Cool — Cool Kids Do It” : Design Thinkers in the Ideate Mode Putting Post-It Notes on a White Board (Source: Chronicle of Higher Education)
Here’s How to Innovate, Y’all
An Image from Natasha Jen’s Talk “Design Thinking is Bullshit”
This Google NGram shows historical usage trends for the word “innovation.” The word was increasingly used after World War II, with the steepest period of increase in the 1960s and 1990s. Sadly, the NGram tool only goes up to 2008, so we can’t get a sense of whether use of the word has increased, decreased, or plateaued since then.
You See “PENNETRATION,” Don’t You?
  1. Empathize Mode: Consider Your Audience.
  2. Define Mode: Pick a Clearly-Defined Topic, Neither Too Broad, Nor Too Narrow
  3. Ideate Mode: Fucking Think
  4. Prototype Mode: Write Your Fucking Thoughts Down
  5. Test Mode: Give What You’ve Written to Someone You Trust to Read It and Let You Know if It Sucks
YAYYYYYY!!! Conformists for Change Just Covered Another White Board with Post-It Notes!

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I do technology studies, co-organize @The_Maintainers, and profess Science, Technology, and Society at Virginia Tech.

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Lee Vinsel

Lee Vinsel

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I do technology studies, co-organize @The_Maintainers, and profess Science, Technology, and Society at Virginia Tech.