By: Dr. Laura Spencer, Exec Director of innovation and design
According to a report from IBM Marketing Cloud, 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone, at 2.5 quintillion bytes of data a day! With all that data out there, it's easy to find content on just about anything desired! Many times, I'll come across a blog post, a podcast, a website, or maybe just a Tweet and think, "Wish I thought of that!" Then I forward it along to friends or colleagues and hope they have time to check it out.
And then I had a thought: why not start a blog series called "Wish I thought of that!" and share the great finds with everybody else? And I'll be honest, I didn't think of this idea first, either! But like all the other ones I come across, it was worth sharing.
So here is my first #WITOT list for you, centered around Empathy, which is the key to Design Thinking:
Low & Slow (vs. fear) - Seth Godin's blog post cautions us to consider the time it takes to make change.
Status Roles - Another Seth Godin entry, but this one is a blog and podcast. When working with others, perceived status roles can impact the message being delivered and received.
Teaching Empathy Through Design Thinking - Although Empathy is the first element of a Design Thinking approach, empathy plays a role in every part of a Design Thinking challenge.
Empathy Mapping - Consider what people say, think, do, and feel to truly empathize with their perspective.
Empathy is not always about people - we also build empathy for the world around us.
Roundme - These 360 degree virtual tours provide an immersive experience. Some have sound, or links to learn more about the location. Being able to experience a location without being there helps builds empathy.
And while you're checking out Roundme, consider the world that is right outside your door. Out of Eden Walk is all about slowing down, sharing stories, and making connections.
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