From Design Thinking To Product Building

The Data Guild partners selectively with corporate and nonprofit partners to build products that matter. We’ve developed a proven methodology honed over decades of collective experience. We are not a professional services organization. If you think there’s an interesting opportunity to build something together, let’s chat.

The largest opportunities in data require comprehensive, creative approaches. Identifying the right questions that lead to the largest opportunities and best products is extremely challenging. To address this, we adapt ideas from design thinking to product-building, with an emphasis on crossing traditional disciplinary and domain boundaries. Our approach typically involves five consecutive steps:

  1. Observe and understand the terrain and its constraints
  2. Frame the key problems, questions, and opportunities and design the product
  3. Validate the frame
  4. Prototype the product, evaluate and iterate towards vetted value
  5. Implement the solution, and continue to iterate as needed