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Creating Solutions Together: Design Thinking, The Office of Family Assistance and 3 Grantees

Published: July 24, 2015
Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG), Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood
Grantee Program Information, Technical Assistance
Grants Information, Report

As part of a project supported by the HHS IDEA LAB, OFA tested design thinking’s utility as a creative problem solving approach for social service organizations with three of its grantees. After introducing the grantees to design thinking, the organizations learned the methodology by using it to solve a challenge of their choice. The publication, “Creating Solutions Together:  Design Thinking, The Office of Family Assistance and 3 Grantees,” captures the process used and the grantees’ experience and reflections on the project. Not familiar with design thinking? At its heart, design thinking is a human-centered approach to problem-solving. It consists of a set of tools that focus on empathy for the end-user in the creation and consideration of any solution.

Last Reviewed: June 28, 2019