Design Thinking

Design Thinking

Design Thinking is a core element in structuring an ideation and innovation process – it is a proven method to ensure user-centric innovation and to achieve long term value.

What is design thinking?

Design thinking is a methodology that supports transformation, evolution and innovation in the legal and regulatory space. It allows those less familiar with project management to easily conceptualize new forms of delivering services and managing business within organizations.

Design thinking is often perceived as a valuable visualization technique to bring tangible, approachable methodologies into the often abstract discussion about product development. Design thinking often translates theoretical concepts into a more practical approach to enable quick wins in product management and development.

Through design thinking, problems and obstacles in feasibility become more visible, therefore it is an easy-to-use methodology to identify specific problems, stakeholders, personas and needs.

This is closely connected with the principle of building out prototypes, which is crucial when implementing new processes and tools (‘rapid prototyping’).

How can BRYTER support?

BRYTER can support project management and design thinking in many ways:

  • BRYTER is the ideal sandbox to build the first prototype after a design thinking exercise
  • BRYTER helps to structure and visualize results of a design thinking session
  • BRYTER is a digital canvas to iterate on automation ideas
  • BRYTER allows building tools to support project management in high-volume projects (in M&A, litigation, etc.)

Use Cases and applications:

  • Self-service tools and chatbots

As digital transformation drives business process changes in organizations, the management of innovative delivery channels and self-service tools to access resources and services become more important.

Self-service tools drive optimization, accessibility and transparency whilst improving (internal) customers’ experience. Design thinking helps to detect the actual problems and customer needs. Design thinking sets out a framework to identify and frame the real customer issues that the business needs to tackle and then uses creative approaches to generate a wide range of possible solutions.

  • Hackathons and Workshops

Hackathons are great opportunities to experience a complete innovation process; from identifying client needs, translating them into themes and problem topics to then ideating and prototyping solutions.

Hackathons and workshops turn ideas into minimum viable products (MVP) or prototypes in a short space of time and in a safe environment in which mistakes are seen as a fast and secure way to improve. Hackathons enable organizations to bring people, processes and new technologies together to develop new products. They are fantastic channels to strengthen the organization’s expertise at the intersection of law and technology.

BRYTER regularly supports hackathons across various practice groups globally to create prototypes for tools that clients need. Find out more about our approach to legal hackathons here.

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