Topic: Theory and practice

Creating journey maps to improve your content strategy

Posted on November 16, 2014 by - Theory and practice, Tools and resources

Sticky notes for a preliminary journey map

Design thinking allows teams to broaden their perspective by learning about their users’ needs. Teams can then redefine problems from their users’ point of view, generate fresh ideas, and test prototypes with the people who will use the final product or service.

Unfortunately, design thinking makes many organizations uncomfortable. So how can we introduce design thinking in a nonthreatening way? One inexpensive but powerful method is journey mapping. Read more . . .

Bringing design thinking to communication strategies

Posted on June 22, 2014 by - Theory and practice

Design thinking for communication

There’s no shortage of frameworks and methodologies that promise to improve communication. They streamline workflows, they reassure clients, and they produce standardized deliverables within predictable time frames. But they can also stifle creativity, lead to cookie-cutter solutions, and even fail to ask the right questions.

It’s easy to create a plan. It’s harder to solve a problem. What most frameworks lack is room for design thinking. Read more . . .