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Design thinking
Design thinking

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4 Complex information

Being able to reduce complex information to simple information is an important skill to learn in design thinking because it provides a way to explore creative possibilities further.

In this activity you will take a photo of your hand, which is an example of complex information. You will then trace around the image, reducing it to a much simpler form.

The activity is designed to:

  1. Help you create something new from something familiar.
  2. Show you how the things you do on paper can be transferred to your computer.

You should allow up to 2 hours to complete this activity.

The equipment you need:

  • a digital camera
  • A4 plain or tracing paper
  • a pencil and a thick felt-tipped pen
  • a printer
  • a scanner (recommended but optional).