More on design and lean

It seems there is a growing body of thought about combining the lean and design thinking approaches to innovation. I’ve just read two articles on the subject. The table below from the first article I linked to (Design Thinking vs Lean Startup, Mueller and Thoring 2012) provides a great breakdown of the similarities differences.

From my perspective in the startup industry where we have been employing ‘lean’ for sometime, the opportunity is to take some of the research ideas from design thinking to improve the founder’s intuition about what should be in the product.

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