#GuildChat for 09/14/18: Design Thinking in L&D

Our next #GuildChat takes place Friday, September 14th at 11am PT / 2pm ET. Our topic for this week’s chat is on Design Thinking in L&D.

Design Thinking has taken the world by storm in recent years. From social services to the environment and corporations – design thinking approaches and tools are being used to find solutions to complex problems and create innovative products and services. As the hype spreads, more questions are being asked about its own design and usefulness as well as how far the strategies can extend into areas like L&D.


We look to explore Design Thinking from the perspective of L&D. What does it look like in “learning”? Should it be leveraged? Is it already in use but just called by different names? If used, what are its strengths and weaknesses? Put on your (design) thinking caps and join us!


Prospective questions:

Q1. How would you describe design thinking to your grandma? #GuildChat
Q2. How do you respond to the criticisms that Design Thinking is poorly defined or just repackaged commonsense? #GuildChat
Q3. What barriers might there be in organizations to using design thinking and how would you overcome them? #GuildChat
Q4. What aspects of design thinking loan themselves well to our work? #GuildChat
Q5. How can Design Thinking help you think differently about learning experience design #GuildChat
Q6. What design thinking techniques or approaches have you personally used or seen others use? How did they play out? #GuildChat
Q7. Design thinking is relatively new to our field what questions do you still have about it? #GuildChat
Q8. What resources or people would you recommend someone check out if they want to better understand design thinking concepts? #GuildChat


Missed this GuildChat? Don’t worry – you can still read through what happened on our Wakelet transcript of the chat!


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