After going through the design thinking process in class, I have learned to appreciate each step of the process from empathy to testing. In my previous experience brainstorming is often time consuming and leads to debates about pros of cons of ideas. Through the sticky note brainstorming, I have learned an effective way to brainstorm in a group that defers judgement of any ideas and focuses on volume. Similarly I have understood that even low resolution prototyping encourages you to evaluate all your design decisions and their impact. While prototyping and testing, many challenges we could not have initially anticipated arise paving way for creative and functional solutions. Design thinking will be a method I will use in my future projects as I have seen that it works well in both big and small scale projects.