We live in a digital-driven world with continuous and rapid advances in technology. As such, understanding how to design by harnessing the power of new technologies is an essential skill that professionals need to develop in order to achieve their truest potential.  Careful and considerate solution design should focus on driving value and powering productiveness with the lowest possible waste. This type of approach is known as Design thinking, a fundamental methodology in which technology is selected based on the capabilities required for the final product.  In the design thinking paradigm, technology is created by first considering its final state and then adding the required functions to support it.
Refocusing Design on the Real Needs of the Business
Trying to deliver on the specific business expectations while meeting extremely demanding technical requirements is an increasingly common challenge. Over-zealous engineering, even in its finest form, can lose sight of real business needs.
Regardless of the technical complexities of a system or its size, if the end result does not provide value back to the business, it can result in unproductive business processes, lost hours, lost money, and implementation failure.
To avoid failures in system design, it’s imperative to consider both the functional and non-functional needs of the business equally. In doing this, you will design a system that helps the organization achieve the most value with the least possible waste.
Look to Domino’s Pizza for an everyday example of design thinking. The executives of that company stepped back and considered their business. Customers were rating their pizza poorly even though all of the technology and ingredients were there. Famously, they realized their process was backward: you don’t start with a pizza and sell it; you start with what people like and make it. This led them to a drastic change in their business, which

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