No matter who we are, we all get stuck sometimes. Our mind gets hung up on an idea, problem, or person, and we can’t seem to get out of the loop we keep playing over & over. This process can last an afternoon, a whole day, weeks, or even months sometimes! No matter how angry you get, you can’t seem to shake it.
That’s where design thinking comes in handy. There are specific techniques that designers use to approach problems from new angles which opens up a world of possibility. By asking the right question at the right time, you can short circuit these negative patterns, and get your mind focused on solutions.
I’ve compiled fantastic questions & useful approaches to problem solving that I’ve actually used to start a company, solve some tough problems, and get going when I just don’t feel like it. They’re here in one place so you can always refer back to it whenever you feel like you’re getting into a slump. Need some creativity? Open this back up, and you’ll be back on track in no time.
It’s intentionally brief. It’s intentionally easy to skim. It’s designed to be a quick reference guide. Use it and get your brain going right now!