Hi David, I have also worked for frog so it’s a bit of a small world. Hartmut Esslinger, Don Norman, and Ulm School of Design are definitely all interesting additions from the frame of emotional design. I’m still not 100% sure how they fit, but you are right they do.
I encourage you to read Dr. Stephanie Di Russo’s thesis on the topic if you want an in depth exploration. I’m afraid there are limitations both on what a medium article can hold, and a medium article reader will read. Thank you for the discussion. https://www.academia.edu/24919250/Understanding_the_behaviour_of_design_thinking_in_complex_environments
I wrote this article to get 18 year olds to learn some Design history, which is a particular challenge.
My goal was to showcase a range of professionals and approaches and how they influenced design. I wanted to make clear the design thinking is not a new thing, it is just the new buzzword for intrinsic human creativity.
I would prefer to use the phrase human-centered design (HCD) when referring to design thinking. It is quite different from UX, UI, IA and it cannot be gleamed by using google analytics.
In the 1990’s it is Human-centered design that was applied for the first time, and it used basic anthropological investigation to uncover…
Hello Pause, I can see the importance of the Bauhaus to the influence of design, but am not too sure of the link directly toward human-centered design processes or methodologies. Is there a specific partitioner from the Bauhaus or a work that you feel is a good example to share with others? At this stage I would be more likely to promote the Ulm…
Hello Nur, Stephanie recently got in touch with me. She has a great thesis which is a extension of that original blog post 5 years ago. Very in depth look at design thinking. https://www.academia.edu/24919250/Understanding_the_behaviour_of_design_thinking_in_complex_environments