Heard this phrase before? “Practice make permanent?”. My team and I been working and practicing DT back to back with some clients, so much so we forget how much “DT” is embedded to our brain – almost permanently. We think we are experiencing symptoms of DTO. Are you? Here the 10 symptoms of DTO – design thinking overdrive:
- When you see someone carrying brown carton boxes, you think it is a prototype.
- You run to a group of people in a mall holding paper folders because you thought they are looking for Testers.
- You seriously believe that crazy & wild ideas are ideas worth exploring…
- You have Sharpie pens inside your jeans, leather bag, laptop bag, handbag, satchel, wristlet and stucked on your t-shirt!
- Joking around is considered brainstorming to you (except everyone else!)
- You doodle more and speak less, to deepen the “conversation”.
- Every question starts with How Might…..
- Sitting down makes you feel strapped to the chair, you stand up to listen.
- Everything you can get your hands on can be a prototype – instantaneously!
- You sleep on your ideas and think about it meditatively! The next day, viola!
- It seems no one can stop you from doing something about any problem. Who’s stopping you anyway?
It turns out there are 11 symptoms of DTO! It’s really driving us “mutts”!
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