I’m fully aware that I’m taking a risk when posting this to all you Design Thinking enthusiasts. However, if you are a true design thinker you will appreciate the criticism and it will help you become better at practicing Design Thinking.
As a Design Thinker you cannot afford to be a conformist. Just because someone came up with an approach doesn’t mean that you have to accept it as-is. Read about its pitfalls and make sure to overcome them when you practice it.
the following 5 links are articles which were previously published by Design Thinking practitioners and highlight different pitfalls of Design Thinking process. Do read them and see if the points that they are raising applies to the way you practice Design Thinking.
… On the flip side, Design Thinking was never more popular than it is today. Check out Google Trends searches of Design Thinking phrase and tell me if this is not the best place to be right now:
To sum it up: DT is not a religion. Do Practice Design Thinking but do it with open eyes.