Engineers use design thinking in a solutions-focused, human-centered way
to creatively problem solve and innovate throughout the engineering design
process. Design thinking is a
way of looking at and tackling real world
that we experience in our everyday lives, and greatly need solutions
especially the world’s “wicked problems” that are not well defined
or have clear answers
, such as climate change.
Design thinking is a
fluid way of reasoning to purposefully devise
for difficult problems rather than a series of trial-and-error steps.
Design thinking is also a valuable life skill—like reading and numeracy—that can
be learned and perfected with practice, and applies to a wide range of careers.