This is a link to a nice article from Saturday's Guardian on how Design Thinking can improve your quality of life. The article describes design thinking as "thinking that focuses on creating better things, while analytical thinking, which is standard in business, is choosing between things". I don't think this quite right, as creating better things clearly involves a process of choosing somewhere along the line. But the empahsis, indeed, is on creating things. The concept of 'life kerning' is also an interesting one and the subject of a recent book (see link below).