I'm planning a workshop on Design Thinking currently. We would like to include programmers in this process, since it is a multi-disciplinary group we are going to be working with. I am a programmer myself, but this is actually easier to plan for non-programmers, since I feel like their mind set is a bit different than the business stake-holders, researchers, and designers who will be involved.
What sort of challenges should I expect from including programmers?
What sorts of exercises and methodologies to help illustrate design thinking would be appropriate for programmers?
My biggest fear is they will think it all a waste of time and end up getting sort of isolated from the experience and not get anything out of it.