What is included with this book?
A comprehensive playbook for applied design thinking in business and management, complete with concepts and toolkits
As many companies have lost confidence in the traditional ways of running a business, design thinking has entered the mix. Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation presents a framework for design thinking that is relevant to business management, marketing, and design strategies and also provides a toolkit to apply concepts for immediate use in everyday work. It explains how design thinking can bring about creative solutions to solve complex business problems. Organized into five sections, this book provides an introduction to the values and applications of design thinking, explains design thinking approaches for eight key challenges that most businesses face, and offers an application framework for these business challenges through exercises, activities, and resources.
Revolutionize your approach to solving your business's greatest challenges through the power of Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation.
IDRIS MOOTEE is the CEO of Idea Couture, a global innovation rm with ofces in San Francisco, Shanghai, Toronto, London, Dubai, and Mexico City. He has worked with clients such as Amex, Burberry, BMW, Boeing, Cisco, De Beers, Kraft, Nike, Samsung, and Pepsi. A leading expert on applied design thinking, Idris speaks on strategic innovation, developing strategic foresight, and business model design through the application of design thinking. He is also the author of 60-Minute Brand Strategist, also published by Wiley.
Foreword Erik Roth x
SCENE 01 There’s No More Business As Usual viii
The Butterfly Effect and Long-Range Planning 12
Applied Design Thinking Is Strategic Innovation 16
Time to Think beyond Crisis Mode 18
Changing Management Paradigms 22
SCENE 02 What Is Design Thinking, Really? 26
Is Design Thinking a Science or an Art? 34
Design Thinking Has Been Oversimplified 38
SCENE 03 Applied Design Thinking in Business and Strategy 46
Design Thinking to the Rescue 56
We’ve Lost Touch with What’s around Us 58
Every Future Business Leader Needs to Be a Good Design Thinker 60
The 10 Design Thinking Principles That Redefine Business Management 62
SCENE 04 Introducing the Design Thinking MBA 76
Business Challenge 01: Growth 82
Business Challenge 02: Predictability 94
Business Challenge 03: Change 108
Business Challenge 04: Maintaining Relevance 118
Business Challenge 05: Extreme Competition 126
Business Challenge 06: Standardization 136
Business Challenge 07: Creative Culture 148
Business Challenge 08: Strategy and Organization 156
SCENE 05 Hiring Design Thinkers Is Not Enough; We Need to Create Design Thinking Companies 188
About the Author 203
Photo Credits 204