Design Thinking is a methodology for practical, creative resolution of problems or issues focused on an improved future result. As a style of thinking, It is the ability to combine empathy for the context of a problem, creativity in the generation of insights and solutions, and rationality to analyse and fit solutions to the context.
Design Thinking is similar to Systems Thinking in naming a particular approach to understanding and solving problems. In a system problem however, the performance of the whole is derived from the interactions of the parts. Systems Thinking focuses on relationships and inter-relationships rather than the fragments and also distinguishes patterns rather than events. The process in Systems Thinking will provide an accurate picture of reality in an environment so that the natural forces of a system can be utilised in order to achieve the desired results.