I like this definition and description by IDEO's Tim Brown:
“Design thinking” — a methodology that imbues the full spectrum of innovation activities with a human-centered design ethos. By this I mean that innovation is powered by a thorough understanding, through direct observation, of what people want and need in their lives and what they like or dislike about the way particular products are made, packaged, marketed, sold, and supported.
Hi, I'm Amy Goldmacher. I'm an anthropologist who works with individuals, teams, businesses and organizations, providing human-centered design and user experience research that drives product, service and experience innovation.