The term “Design Thinking” made its way into the lexicon via David M. Kelly of IDEO and Stanford University back in 1991. Since then, the methodology has expanded into a process of problem solving used by industries well outside of design who understand its inherent value. The design thinking process has seven stages: define, research, ideate, prototype, choose, implement, and learn. Startup founders understand the value of rapid iterations, viable prototypes and knowing when and how to pivot. For growth and power to occur, a solid understanding of how to apply design thinking to your startup is paramount.
Formerly VP of Design at Happy Cog and Creative Director at TMX Interactive (RIP). Part-time educator at Drexel University. Designer. Chris is a multi-disciplinary trained designer with 10+ years of defining online experiences. Melds marketing goals with high-end user experiences while never compromising creative excellence. Believes that great client-agency relationships are built upon the shoulders of extraordinary people who love to create something beautiful everyday.
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