Modelling Requirements in Design Thinking
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Design thinking is increasingly used to design systems in complex environments. Briefly, design thinking is a social process where stakeholders work in interdisciplinary teams to create innovative solutions. The focus here is on brainstorming rather than analytical design. Visualizations are almost natural here as stakeholders look at visual representations of solutions, identify issues and discuss alternatives. The important aspect of design thinking is that it leads to creativity outcomes followed by innovative solutions. The lecture will define modelling requirements to support design thinking. It will do so by briefly introducing design thinking and by presenting creativity tools used to develop a solution. The approaches of (a) creativity focused modelling and (b) solution modelling will be presented in more detail. The first approach deals with the modelling tools and techniques that teams use to arrive at a solution. In the second approach designers choose the constructs that naturally reflect the desired solution space, whereas the solution space can be seen from a number of different perspectives. The practical application of these is shown in an ADOxx tool, were we have now developed four perspectives for representing solutions.
Lecture at NEMO2016
Date/Time: Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 14:00