Reframing design problems to find innovative solutions

As designers we aim to solve problems by creating novel, functional, easy to use solutions. Often we follow existing frameworks like Design Thinking, which takes on the Empathise > Define > Ideate > Prototype > Test structure. However, how do we stop ourselves from coming up with solutions rooted in the same mindset that created the problems in the first place? What tools can we use for “ideating” beyond the usual brainstorming?

This workshop introduces the concept of “reframing” as a means to shift mindsets when tackling problems. We’ll go through real-life examples where this has already been proven to work, and work in teams to tackle a problem where you’ll practically go through the steps and see how it can be applied to your own work and daily life even.