Design Thinker is based on a specific case where IDEO assist a customer to create innovation. In the simulation each team is competing to solve an innovation challenge to meet the requirement of customers and users who ultimately need the benefit of innovation. The simulation has been awarded several prizes for being… Precisely innovative. These innovation methods are continuously used to create ground breaking innovation.
Design Thinker is also used to move the culture in the organization. There can be from 10 to hundreds of participants using the simulation at once. This gives an effect full kick-off. Other companies choses to train internal facilitators, that will cascade the innovation principles and leverage the innovation in public or private companies.
Please see a series of pictures here showing a Design Thinker session in an Education context at Aalborg University.