Tom Kelley: Field Observations with Fresh Eyes #DesignThinking #Observation

IDEO’s General Manager, Tom Kelley, shares a case study demonstrating value opportunities that arise when designers, innovators, and entrepreneurs see with fresh eyes. He cites his company’s challenge to design a new children’s toothbrush.

Rather than relying on industry assumptions, his team did hands-on field research and discovered new ideas on how children actually go about brushing their teeth. Subsequently, IDEO’s new take on an old product became a bestseller for their client, and caused an industry-wide re-design by other toothbrush manufacturers.

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