There is a growing interest in the use of design principles as a way to drive innovation and tackle difficult challenges in organizations. New books, websites, applications and exemplars emerge on an almost daily basis. 

Good design is increasingly celebrated and all of us are becoming more aware of design and design principles.

This teaching note examines how design can be used to solve difficult - complex - intractable problems.

My goal is to help leaders, especially in sectors, such as government, that are not as familiar with design, to think about how design concepts can be applied.

In addition to reviewing some of the core principles of design the note identifies a number of resources to allow you to explore design in more detail.