The creative “type” 
While I was considered a creative type as a child, I believe that it is still so easy to receive the message as we grow up that we simply “aren’t creative” that we just aren’t suited to that way of thinking and acting. Not only that, but there is also a fear of being judged that arises when we contemplate a creative mindset, pursuit, or solution.  So many times it is easy to believe we just can’t hack it and should leave the creative stuff to someone else. However, when we look at our heritage we see that the belief that there are creative and uncreative people in this world is entirely false. As sons and daughters of the most creative being in the universe-even the creator of the universe-it is our divine heritage to be creative beings. Just like we may inherit our mother’s eyes or our father’s hair color we have inherited our Father in Heaven’s divine ability to create. I believe that “Design Thinking” is ultimately “Divine Thinking” we have to elevate ourselves and look at problems in a way that at times goes against the nature of man. Instead of relying only on logic and science, we must take logic and knowledge and elevate it by seeking-and applying-eternal truths. We have to spin things, ask why, go against the norm, and pray to be spiritually guided. I really admired how in the TED talk we were given the opportunity to watch it talked about someone who had looked at something that was an important and helpful creation (the modern MRI machine) but that was causing children so much fear. So, he spun it. He took science and medicine, and he combined it with inspiration he found from say theme parks, storytellers, and artists, and transformed the machines. He then had those operating the machine and working with the children trained by staff at museums, so they could better interact with the children and turn a procedure into a journey. Instead of looking only at how this machine could lead to a healing experience for the child by providing the necessary information about the child’s condition, he turned the machine into a loving and joyful experience for the child who, when you think about it, is probably feeling pretty crappy already from the condition they are suffering from and the discomfort of being away from home in an unfamiliar environment.
“…by small and simply means are great things brought to pass,” Alma 37:6. 
In this field it can be so easy to become overwhelmed and discouraged by the pain we see in the world. There are so many problems that need to be solved, and so much help that is needed. This can lead us to feel like we aren’t capable of creating the solutions we need for these big problems because they are so huge! However, if we can approach social problems with the mindset of small and simple means, then not only will we be able to combat overwhelm, but we will also be able to move forward and foster within ourselves a pattern of “Design Thinking.” Often times we will have limited funds, and limited ability and it won’t be sustainable to create massive-often expensive-solutions. If we can find ways to solve these problems by small and simple means that can scale, we are on the right track to solutions and a healthier world.
Q: State one issue that you are passionate about and how you can use design thinking to find a social solution. Focus on the steps you would take and the questions you would ask rather than solutions themselves.
A: “In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.” Marianne Williamson. The above is my all time favorite quote. I am extremely passionate about the family, children, and human connection. Unfortunately our families are becoming increasingly disconnected from each other and our nation is reaping the consequences. Ultimately we are all family, and I believe that the first step to helping-and healing-others is to start at the family unit. As I was looking at this, I wondered what is at the root of our lack of connection with each other. For that matter, what it is that fosters connection in the first place? As I look at the journey of our souls I find a pattern that I’ve come to believe binds us. The most instinctual divine trait in all of us, is the natural curiosity that we possess. It is ingrained within us to learn. I believe that if we can nurture opportunities to learn together as families through wholesome, playful, projects and activities we may be able to find that connection again. That leads me to ask, what are the obstacles standing in the way of us doing that?