The presentation was very interesting as I had heard about Design Thinking but it was the first time I learnt about it (Thanks Stephan!). In a very practical way he summarised the steps of: Understand, Observe, Point of view, Ideate, Prototype, Test and Iterate.
I found it very useful and reminded me about other techniques that can be used for problem solving or development and acronyms that I have read in the past, as well as some famous quotations and concepts I hear a lot in recent times: wicked problems, minimum viable product (lean approach), diversity, brainstorming (and other variations), metaphor, etc.
Stephan did very useful comments and examples and answered our questions about the topic. It is very interesting the idea that even if it seems a process for product design, it is much more than that. As it was mentioned, it can be applied to anything, and it is very useful also for social entrepreneurs.
From my point of view, it is very interesting to see common aspects among different processes such as for product design, for personal development (coaching), problem solving, reflective practice, scientific method, lean approach, continuous improvement cycle, etc.
GIBBS MODEL OF REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
A3 PROBLEM SOLVING
8 Disciplines of problem solving
Is it not wonderful to think about the combinations and variations we can create with concepts using creativity techniques?
Another link to a design thinking presentation
The process can vary and there are different ways of doing it. There can be different emphasis at different stages of the process and the iteration can be going back to the prototipe or the point of view or starting since the begining if needed.