We talk about the positive consequences of failure as though they are naturally occurring, like your idea blows up in your face and you are suddenly imbued with insight and a blueprint for future success. It just doesn’t happen that way.
“The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.” ~ Thomas Edison
Design thinking is an iterative process that helps you move from having a seed of an idea to a plan for experimenting on a small scale. Using design thinking, which is based in the scientific method, helps you question your assumptions and explore a wide range of possible solutions to the problem you are trying to solve.