Design Thinking Exploration From Three Disciplines That Influence Industry Development

Yunyao GU, Siyi HE, Xinye LIN


This essay examines how design thinking impacts three different disciplines and fields via comparing the growing development on its definition during its extensive integration. Specifically, the comparison ranges from visual perception to the product development; in a larger scale, from management of individual organizations to social and global area.
A few cases are utilized to elaborate the core design and development activities on product development, including the utilization of sketching in visual art, global business extension of Ford Motor Company. Then, by combining how design thinking speeds up the innovation in various industries, observations from the surveys and researches are also enlisted to generalize improvements achieved within certain aspects of the system. Furthermore, to sustain a better future environment, design thinking calls for more commitment in sustainability, especially in social and global aspects.


Design thinking; Discipline; Perception; Management; Sustainability

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