Design Thinking is Killing Creativity, A Presentation Redux
I’m always open to new experiences!
Last Saturday was the first time I presented a blog article to an actual physical audience! I was invited by the Design and Technology Educators Society (DTES) to present my controversial post: “Design Thinking is Killing Creativity”.
This presentation’s content was based on these two original posts: “Design Thinking is Killing Creativity” and its follow up post “How Can We Fix the Problems of Design Thinking“. Do have a look as the originals if you would like some more background information. For the purposes of this presentation, I took the opportunity to clean up the content and add a few new details.
It was a really good and enjoyable morning, with the Design and Technology Educators asking a lot of engaging and challenging questions. We discussed many topics that went beyond Design Thinking and into design processes, education, and technical skills and even designing for the soul. As a side note, if any of my new DTES friends are reading this, I have reorganized this presentation slightly, so that clearly reflects some of our discussion points.
Many of you will no doubt recognize the content of this presentation, and I’m sure many of you will continue disagree (or agree!) with it. However, I still decided to share this presentation here to see if things have become better more than 6 months after the original post was published. I think it has. What about you? Regardless I hope you enjoy the presentation as much as I did creating it.