We've seen projects that move from initial assignment straight into problem-solving, and then immediately into budget writing.
That rarely ends well.
Instead, bring out the energy of creative confidence, innovation, insight, and focus on your team to start with solution 2.0.
We can apply the design thinking process in whole or part -- quickly exploring the context, finding patterns, pinning down the key problem, ideating, testing ideas.
Look at a problem as if it were a puzzle. Enjoy brainstorming, and end on a simple out-of-the-box solution.
What are some things that fascinate you about your current or upcoming project?
Read a teacher's insights from spending two days shadowing students, exploring context.
Learn about redefining the problem from Dartmouth.