219ers recently participated in a Design Thinking study to explore collaboration at a distance and the impact working from home has had on our design thinking. Lawrence Domingo reached out to 219 Design looking for participants for the study as part of his PhD research at Stanford University. 219 Design loves to support learning and offered to let 219ers participate during work hours.
Dan Santos (partner), Kelly Heller (software, project management), Abe McKay (mechanical), and Kylee Burgess (electronic, firmware) agreed to help. While the study is not yet published, we reflected on our own experience and had a few key takeaways to share. These tips actually help optimize design thinking in person as well!
The study made us reflect on the habits we have developed since we’ve all been online and working from home. We agreed that, over the last ~15 months, we’ve adapted to our limitations. For example, a smaller desk size and access to fewer office supplies means we talk more and demonstrate less. Here’s some advice from our study participants on ways we can all improve our design thinking habits both online and in person.
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To learn more, you can reach us at [email protected]Date published: 07/15/2021