Design Thinking: A Ghoulish Example

Alan Furst’s excellent Night Soldiers provides a rather ghoulish example of Design Thinking showing that in times of scarcity and need people are at their most creative. 

“…the reality of the war called for hundreds of thousands of simple death machines to be placed in willing hands.  The OSS, in a perfection of that logic, manufactured the Liberator, a single shot pistol with one bullet and cartoon instructions overcoming literacy and language barriers, then spread thousands of them throughout occupied Europe.  It was the perfect assassination weapon, meant for the man or woman whose anger had outdistanced caution to the point where he or she would kill up close.”


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