Published in


Is Design Thinking Conservative?

Let’s blame the practitioners, not the tools

Photo: Copyright Morten Falch Sortland/Getty Images

InIn 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.




Helping designers thrive. A Medium publication about UX/UI design.

Recommended from Medium

You come first.

Defining DesignOps for your UX organization

Case study: Personalization based on psychology

Making pretty pixels and concepts it’s easy. Solving a problem is hard. Part two.

Muzli Publication — Weekly Digest

Muzli Publication — Weekly Digest

Introducing Daysier: Personalised Productivity Solutions

9 best grid system for web/mobile UI

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store


Cofounder @FoossaNYC: I work for and with communities to tell stories, design services, and build new forms of shared value.

More from Medium

Art, Craft, and Science: How I Think about Design Leadership

5 Signs That You Need to Adopt Design Sprints

An overview of Spaceship Earth

3 Ways To Make Your Design Process More Content-Focused