Is Design Thinking Conservative?

Let’s blame the practitioners, not the tools

Oct 4, 2018 · 7 min read
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In the September 2018 issue of Harvard Business Review, NYU professor Natasha Iskander argues that design thinking is “fundamentally conservative and preserves the status quo.” She gives several reasons for this claim, including:

  • Design thinking is poorly defined as a methodology.