The use of “Design Thinking” in C-D-I-O projects

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7th International CONCEIVE DESIGN IMPLEMENT OPERATE Conference (CDIO2011)

The use of “Design Thinking” in C-D-I-O projects
Author:Mr. Chong Siew Ping <> (Singapore Polytechnic)
Mr. Patrick Chow Pak Kin <> (Singapore Polytechnic)
Mr. Christopher Teoh Eng Leong <> (Singapore Polytechnic)
Date: 2011-06-20     Track: Main     Session: 1

Students taking the C-D-I-O module "Design and Innovation Project" in Singapore Poly often encounter obstacles during the "Conceive" stage. This paper describes how the "Design Thinking" approach (with emphasis on "user empathy") has helped to reduce the "pain" associated with conceiving good project ideas that are relevant to the end users.