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WELCOME

“Welcome to Design Thinking & Beyond: a platform, established to foster critical discourse on design thinking and related academic fields. Be part of the Design Thinking & Beyond network. I am looking forward to your comments.” Oliver Szasz

 

Why a blog about design thinking? Many consider design thinking as a fashionable and temporary phenomenon, which will pass anytime soon, and using it purely as a methodology might have weaknesses. However, in times of fundamental change new thinking is required. Innovation in technology has begun to fundamentally change our society and affluent consumption has an ever-increasing impact on our resources and environment. Furthermore, the rise of the Internet has significantly transformed our means of communication, initiating an unprecedented increase in complexity. Some argue that we are even facing a ‘complexity crisis’. One could conclude that we are experiencing a transition to a new paradigm. I hope you will find the Design Thinking & Beyond blog informative and inspiring…