There are many methodologies used during the Design Thinking process. Those are techniques or ways of doing things that someone uses within a design discipline. The most popular one is Stanford’s Hasso-Plattner Institute of Design's proposal. They describe the design thinking in a five-stage process. So let's think of a task and solve it according to Stanford methodology: How to design creative kids room?

Empathize

The first stage of the Design Thinking process requires to understand the problem empathically. It is essential to research and gather some information. Empathy here is necessary because it allows you to put aside your desires about the room and think of what your kid needs according to the age. This stage involves entering the world of kids and find out which part of their requirements can be solved.

Define

The next phase of Design Thinking is the Define, where you assemble the information collected during the Empathize stage. You analyze the facts and synthesize them for defining the core problems. In our case, we put together the answers to the questions like "what is essential to be in the kids' room?", "what affects their development process?", "what will be more useful and comfortable for your little one?" and etc.

Ideate

In the third stage of the Design Thinking process, you start to produce ideas thanks to the knowledge you have gathered in the first two phases. Start to “think outside the box” to find new solutions or alternative ways to deal with the problem. Considering our task, let's assume it is important for your child to do activities, play, and climb. As a solution, you can add to your furniture an item like a ladder.

Prototype

In this phase, you should produce cheap versions of the product or specific features found within the product. It will help you examine the problem solutions found in the previous stage. Well, in our task it might be hard to create some low-priced version of modern furniture design. But, going to a showroom of baby furniture sets is a great idea to check if your kid enjoys a loft bed. This idea might be implemented in the last stage as well.

Test

In the Test phase, you examine the completed product via the best resolutions determined in the prototyping phase. This is the final stage. However, very often the results lead to more problems than wait for a solution. Coming back to our case, your child might not enjoy a loft bed. Then you will have to find for alternative ways of making your kid's room comfortable and enjoyable.

It is worth saying that one of the furniture brands we sell is using this "Design Thinking" methodology to create ergonomic and cost-effective furniture which look great. We are proud to say that we offer UK's biggest range of VOX furniture available on fastest dispatch in the UK. Vox Furniture is also known as Meble VOX