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DESIGN THINKING
IS A MINDSET.

It stimulates fluidity, flexibility
and empathy of thought.

Design has always been a catalyst for innovation.

Recently, it has rid itself of its function merely in product creation, to widen its activities into the innovation process. It is now accepted that any kind of business or organisation can benefit from the methods used by designers. Today, Design Thinking is understood as a way of thinking in multidisciplinary teams, which drives transformation and innovation.

OUR MODEL

The Mindshake Design Thinking Model Evolution 6², was developed by Katja Tschimmel between 2012 and 2015, the year in which the final version was registered with Creative Commons sa-by. The model is used in the development of projects, workshops, coaching sessions, investigative projects, methodology lessons, among others.

Evolution

EMERGENCE

identification of an opportunity

EMPATHY

knowing better the context

EXPERIMENTATION

generating ideas, developing concepts

ELABORATION

working on material and semantic solution

EXPOSITION

communicating the new concept and solutions

EXTENSION

implementing, observing, improving, growing

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CARD GAME

The Mindshake Design Thinking Cards, which look similar to playing cards, consist of 78 cards which form a toolkit and which direct a creative process based on the Evolution 6² model. 36 cards represent the 36 techniques which make up the Evolution 6² model, 36 are photos which are examples of each of the techniques, and the rest explain the use of the card set.

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The cards can be used in various ways:

Carefully arranged, or randomly shuffled, as a source of information, and learning technique of DT methods.

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Scattered about, and used to inspire the team to devise their own creative process.

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Fixed to the wall to help the creative process and the execution of innovation tasks, indicated by the E6 phases.

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You can also search for pairs, composed by one technique and one photograph which represent the technique in action.

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In teams looking for pairs suitable for each Ephase of the model.

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Using methods based on scientific research, we offer training programmes for creative thinking in groups.

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