The video illustrates deign thinking as a way of developing solutions that will serve the
people in the society by showing how the concept was used in making a program that was
aimed at eliminating obesity by increasing physical activity among the people. The other
point is the fact that design of systems, products and services makes the needs of the people
to be the centre of the design. For instance in the case study the developers took the research
to the children which shows the fact that the people were at the centre of the design. The keen
observation, curiosity and empathy was fulfilled by ensuring that enough is known about the
subjects whom the products are being made for. For instance in the case study more time was
taken to understand the challenges that the children face, their frustration and what they like.
The information was important because it was used in coming up with a good program that
would be used in dealing with the problem of obesity among the children. The other factor is
that design thinking requires analysis and critical thinking and that is what made the
researchers and developers to come up with the effective models that helped in the process.
The feature about the use of imagination and iteration was used in that the developers
imagined the issues that could be affecting the children and why they are not having an active
lifestyles then conducted research to deal with the issue.
A learning objective is different from a learning outcome because the former is what the
researcher or a person carrying out a given research aims to achieve while the former is what
the learners manage to achieve after succeeding in whatever they want to do. When the
objectives are the same as or they exceed the outcomes then the project is said to have
succeeded and when the outcome does not meet the objectives that have been put in place
then failure will result. Learning outcomes are important for and effective L&D trainer
because it will be a measure of whether the research was successful or not.
What is Design Thinking (2015) [Video file]. (2015, October 9). Retrieved from