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March 19, 2012 / compassioninpolitics

Desing thinking and innovative problem solving

Innovative problem solving:

* Problem re-framing
* Design thinking (empathy, role playing, observation, feedback, and other methods)
* Pattern seeking (patterns, metaphors, & analogies–similaries and differences)
* Inter-disciplinary insights
* Trial and error (experiential learning, lean start up methodology, and other iterative processes which draw on the scientific method)

Assorted other problem solving methods:

* Root cause analysis
* Choke point analysis
* Systems theory
* Stakeholder Feedback (qualitative, quantitative)
* Macro level/micro level
* Strengths theory
* Positive Deviance
* Appreciative inquiry

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