No, it isn’t “thinking about design”.
It is a way to approach problem-solving when your goal is to discover new ideas or new ways of looking at old ideas.
I learned about this from Matt Montagne in a Classroom 2.0 webinar on 10/16/10. Points I continue to ponder:
- Instead of asking someone to list 10 things they like about a subject, ask them to list 100 things
- As the list progresses, the “things” become more obscure and more expressive of their deeper feelings
- A prototype is anything tangible that let’s us explore an idea, evaluate it, push it forward
- “Prototyping is thinking with your hands” – David Kelly, IDEO