The Design Thinking Process
Design Thinking is most often referred to as a process. Just like any process, Design Thinking is made up of steps. Five steps to be exact. The five steps of Design Thinking are Empathy, Definition, Ideation, Prototyping, and Testing. Each step provides ciritcal groudwork for the following step. One important acpect to the process is each step has a scope where you are either flaring or narrowing. This can be seen in the image below.
One important thing to point out is that at any time you can jump backwards and perform a previous step over again in order to generate additional results.