Design thinking mindset: Exploring the role of mindsets in building design consulting capability

Leanne Sobel, Jochen Schweitzer, Bridget Malcom, Lars Groeger

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Abstract

This case study reflects on the role of design thinking mindsets in building design thinking capability within professional services consultancies. The nine design thinking mindset attributes developed by Schweitzer et. al (2016) formed the basis of five engagements with consultancies including workshops and semi-structured interviews. Data collection and observation by the authors identified key themes relating to the role of design thinking mindsets at an individual, team and organisational level, as well as the challenges and opportunities of embedding design thinking mindsets to build capability. The authors believe that capability development through the use of design thinking mindsets has the potential to support professional service consultancies to make more significant progress in embedding design thinking beyond the current focus on methods. Potential experiential learning frameworks and measurement tools are also identified.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference proceedings of the Academy for Design Innovation Management 2019
Subtitle of host publicationResearch Perspectives In the era of Transformations
EditorsErik Bohemia, Gerda Gemse, Nuša Fain, Cees de Bont, Rita Assoreira Almendra
Place of PublicationLoughborough, UK
PublisherAcademy of Design Innovation Management
Pages1695-1701
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781912769018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019
EventConference of the Academy for Design Innovation Management 2019: Research Perspectives In the era of Transformations - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Jun 201921 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings of the Academy for Design Innovation Management
PublisherAcademy for Design Innovation Management
Number1
Volume2
ISSN (Electronic)2632-0045

Conference

ConferenceConference of the Academy for Design Innovation Management 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period18/06/1921/06/19

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