Introduction and Goals of this Survey

Design thinking has been a growing topic of interest to businesses for the past decade. Influential books such as 'Change by Design' by Tim Brown of IDEO in 2009 and 'The Design of Business' by then Rotman School of Management Dean, Roger Martin, in the same year sparked the imagination of business people in many industries.

Interest continues to grow. The LinkedIn Design Thinking Group now has more than 93,000 members and a search on LinkedIn for ‘design thinking’ returns results for more than one million people and over 18,000 companies.

But what skills are really required to apply design thinking? How is design thinking being applied and who is doing the work? Is design thinking one thing or many? As the leading skill management platform, and a company dedicated to design thinking itself, TeamFit has decided to find out. Join us on this journey by taking this survey, be part of the LinkedIn Design Thinking Group and sign up for TeamFit.

The results will be shared with all who participate and provide an e-mail address.

* 1. Describe design thinking in a few words. (You do not have to use English. Use your native language if you prefer.)

* 2. What are the key skills you personally bring to design thinking? (You do not have to use English. Use your native language if you prefer.)

* 3. When I say design thinking I mostly mean

* 4. What roles do you most frequently play in design thinking?

* 5. What kind of experience do you have with design thinking?

* 6. How much experience do you have with design thinking?

* 7. What are the main lines of business of the firm you work for

* 8. How large is the organization you work for?

* 9. What country do you primarily work in?

* 10. What professional training or certifications do you bring to design thinking? (Check all that apply)

* 11. What kind of design thinking projects do you typically undertake? (Check all that apply)

* 12. What is the most interesting or exciting application of design thinking you have seen? (You do not have to use English. Use your native language if you prefer.)

* 13. What is the best way to become proficient in design thinking? Please place in order from most important to least.

* 14. What other frameworks, tools, processes do you combine with design thinking?

* 15. What skills complement design thinking (these are not design thinking skills per se, but people doing design thinking should try to work with people who have these skills. You do not have to use English. Use your native language if you prefer.)

* 16. What are some traits that support design thinking?

* 17. What other types of knowledge and expertise do you bring to design thinking? (This is sometimes referred to as domain expertise. You do not have to use English. Use your native language if you prefer.)

* 18. What are your aspirations and dreams for design thinking? (You do not have to use English. Use your native language if you prefer.)

* 19. If you would like to be informed about the results of this research please provide your e-mail.

* 20. May we contact you

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