Design thinking is a tool for innovation management applied to the formulation of innovative ideas as a strategy to complex problem-solving. Design thinking using agile methodology is an iterative process that seeks the user understanding, formulation of challenge assumptions and problems redefinition in an attempt to identify alternative strategies and solutions that might not be instantly apparent with the initial level of understanding.

Like other agile methodologies for the creation of technology companies, such as canvas models, design thinking has been positioned as the most popular innovation methodology so far.

There are many different definitions and adaptations for the management model, but in general, it is applied through five major management stages: empathy, definition, ideation, prototyping and testing. If developed simultaneously, they enrich each other and fine-tuning until the model is finished.

Each stage is also related to a wide variety of analysis, creativity and design techniques that go from the actor map to trend studies. Its development is complemented by other innovative techniques such as those proposed by the most popular toolkits.

In #MoocVT there are a wide range of exercises with which to learn how to plan an innovation agile process with the help of technology and strategic intelligence.

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