How Design Thinking Tools Help To Solve Wicked Problems

  • Julia von Thienen
  • Christoph Meinel
  • Claudia Nicolai
Part of the Understanding Innovation book series (UNDINNO)


If design thinking is a means to solve problems – what problems is it good for? Obviously, it is not made to help physicists compute precise mathematical solutions. Neither does it help the industry to make their standard products a little faster, smaller or shinier than before.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julia von Thienen
    • 1
  • Christoph Meinel
    • 2
  • Claudia Nicolai
    • 3
  1. 1.Hasso-Plattner-Institut an der Universität PotsdamPotsdamGermany
  2. 2.Internet Technologies and -SystemsHasso Plattner Institute for Software Systems EngineeringPostdamGermany
  3. 3.Hasso Plattner Institute at the University of PotsdamSchool of Design ThinkingPotsdamGermany

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