Imposter syndrome, introverts, and the design process
It is easy to feel out of place on a design team when you are not naturally inclined to speak in front of a crowd. That doesn't mean that you are an imposter. Although we often see design thinking exercises that feel like energizers, improv workshops, or even just rapidly sharing ideas out loud, for some, these tasks are uncomfortable and the method can actually stifle their thought process. Design insights come in all shapes and sizes. We love finding methods that support collaboration for introverts, extroverts, those who experience anxiety, or any range of abilities. Thanks again, IDEO, for sharing these inclusive design methodologies for brainstorming.