„Why try design thinking?
Some journalists told me design thinking is very close to what good journalists already do. Donohue said while he was the editor at Voice of San Diego, »I was always trying to figure out … the different ways we could institutionalize creativity.«
Design thinking offers »clear methods and frameworks for doing it. That’s one thing I wish I had known when we were starting Voice,« he said.
Knight Foundation and OpenIDEO, a division of the design firm IDEO, teamed up this year to create a new platform aimed at improving the application process for the annual Knight News Challenge. The new structure — inspiration, submission, feedback, refinement and evaluation — closely mirrors the design thinking process in hopes of generating more fruitful ideas.