Which of these approaches is most suited for the birthday party planning? Here are my thoughts. You might have different answers.

The first approach doesn’t really work. You’d have to throw a party for some of the attendees before the real party. Possible, but not very polite…

With the second approach, it probably won’t work. Like the first approach, you’d need time between getting feedback and the actual party.

The third approach could work. You take everyone on the road trip and see what people like. If everyone decides they’d rather go to the beach, you can adjust the plan as you go.

Once you have your feedback, allow yourself a chance to reflect. What have you learned? Is there anything you would do differently next time? Whether the experiments led to success or failure, it’s important to gain as much from the experience as you can.

A key strength of design process thinking is not the outcome but what you learn along the way. Don’t waste a good learning opportunity.

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Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Defining the problem
Module 3: Researching the data
Module 4: Imagining possibilities
Module 5: Designing the solution
Module 6: Experimenting
Module 7: Case study: This Course
Module 8: Where to from here?


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