Module: Orientation | Level: Easy | Estimated Time: 1 hour
Skills: Creative Thinking, Design Thinking
How can you improve the experience of eating out at a restaurant? In this creative thinking exercise, you’ll identify common pain points (such as long wait times, difficulty flagging down the check, complications of splitting the bill) and brainstorm solutions.
Start by empathizing with the diner, imagining their goals, and considering their experiences with...
- Making reservations
- Waiting for a table
- Ordering / receiving food and drinks
- Requesting / paying the bill
- Leaving the restaurant
Your design solutions can be digital (e.g., new digital reservation system) as well as non-digital (e.g., a better way for servers to drop off the check).
Present your ideas for how to improve any part of the restaurant experience in any visual format (e.g., sketches, infographic, slides).
Upload the finished project to your Skillshare portfolio.
Write a blurb explaining your design approach and points of feedback you’d like to receive.
Give feedback on another student’s project.
- Introduction to Design Thinking (Stanford Morning Routine)
- 4 Steps to Successful Brainstorming
- 10 Surprising Ways to Transform Your Creative Thinking
Basic Design Resources
- 13 Free Brainstorming Apps and Tools to Spark Innovation
- Canva Infographic Creator
- 8 Free Tools for Creating Infographics