1. Ignorance is liberating
    Freedom of thought to explore, to embrace uncertainty, to take risks – to reframe questions or problems
  2. Start where you can: never say can’t
    Make a mark on the white paper; forge connections, look for gaps in understanding and practise; spend time understanding the context
  3. Imagine first; reason later
    Visualise ‘what could be’; don’t start your analysis from the boundaries of ‘what currently is’
  4. Be reflective: waste time
    Having time to meander, reflect and be inspired is really useful in generating new ideas
  5. Embrace the fortune of making discoveries by accident: get muddled
    Sometimes there is no logical route; confusion can bring forth new thinking, big leaps in thinking and tangential journeys that often produce great ends
  6. Play games, serious games
    Have fun, be light of heart, allow yourself to truly imagine otherness (let others ‘play’, too)
  7. Challenge consensus
    Be flexible and resilient enough to respond to change and to make change
  8. Look for ways to increase your ideas
    Work out what works and what doesn’t and why. Look for ways to scale up, to increase opportunities for positive activity and feedback
  9. Work backwards: move forwards
    Try to apply different thinking styles through a design activity.
  10. Feel good
    Be accountable for, and celebrate your individual and group ideas. Does this output make the world a better place for me, for my friends, for society?
Card Set
Hamdi’s Code of Conduct to design thinking