Design Thinking Virtuoso – The personality profile that wins over clientele

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What gives a design thinker a unique personality? Not a simple question, is it? His decisions and their outcomes truly dictate the success criteria. But there has to be some substantial skillset or a list of predetermined attributes. Tim Brown of IDEO has also outlined some traits to look for in design thinkers. We will be defining their skill-set that enables them to connect with their clients. In other words, they are the skills that empower design thinkers to read their client’s minds.

A design thinker has a built-in aptitude for design thinking. With just a bit of right training and professional development, their true potential can be unlocked.

Spelling it out

C -ollaborator – A team worker rather than a lone ranger. They aim beyond individual glory.

R -ealist – They can steer results in their direction after considering the possibilities and practicalities

E -mpathy – imagines the world from multiple perspectives and don’t cling to their personal ideas

A -ware – keeps an eye on change whether its technology or design

T -hinker – their approach to life is structured which also involves thought processing

I -ntuitive – they process data more deeply

V -isualizer – they can visualize all aspects of a confounding problem

E -xperimentalist – constantly explores constraints and works accordingly

Design Thinking Virtuoso - The personality profile that wins over clientele

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Mehreen is a social media buff and design blogger, who keeps a keen eye on graphic design trends. She has a passion for experimenting with design ideas, and wouldn’t mind if it means going out of her way to find them in Timbuktu. Follow her on twitter for daily inspirations and findings.

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