9783642137563

Design Thinking

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    9783642137563

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    3642137563

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-12-20
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag
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Summary

'œEverybody loves an innovation, an idea that sells.'œ But how do we arrive at such ideas that sell? And is it possible to learn how to become an innovator? Over the years Design Thinking ' a program originally developed in the engineering department of Stanford University and offered by the two D-schools at the Hasso Plattner Institutes in Stanford and in Potsdam ' has proved to be really successful in educating innovators. It blends an end-user focus with multidisciplinary collaboration and iterative improvement to produce innovative products, systems, and services. Design Thinking creates a vibrant interactive environment that promotes learning through rapid conceptual prototyping. In 2008, the HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Research Program was initiated, a venture that encourages multidisciplinary teams to investigate various phenomena of innovation in its technical, business, and human aspects. The researchers are guided by two general questions:1. What are people really thinking and doing when they are engaged in creative design innova-tion? How can new frameworks, tools, systems, and methods augment, capture, and reuse successful practices?2. What is the impact on technology, business, and human performance when design thinking is practiced? How do the tools, systems, and methods really work to get the innovation you want when you want it? How do they fail?In this book, the researchers take a system's view that begins with a demand for deep, evidence-based understanding of design thinking phenomena. They continue with an exploration of tools which can help improve the adaptive expertise needed for design thinking. The final part of the book concerns design thinking in information technology and its relevance for business process modeling and agile software development, i.e. real world creation and deployment of products, services, and enterprise systems.

Table of Contents

Design Thinking Researchp. xiii
Design Thinking in Various Contexts
Design Thinking: A Fruitful Concept for IT Development?p. 3
A Unified Innovation Process Model for Engineering Designers and Managersp. 19
Product Differentiation by Aesthetic and Creative Design: A Psychological and Neural Framework of Design Thinkingp. 45
Understanding Design Thinking
Re-representation: Affordances of Shared Models in Team-Based Designp. 61
The Co-evolution of Theory and Practice in Design Thinking - or - "Mind the Oddness Trap!"p. 81
Innovation and Culture: Exploring the Work of Designers Across the Globep. 101
The Efficacy of Prototyping Under Time Constraintsp. 111
Tools for Design Thinking
An Instrument for Real-Time Design Interaction Capture and Analysisp. 131
Tele-Board: Enabling Efficient Collaboration In Digital Design Spaces Across Time and Distancep. 147
Physicality in Distributed Design Collaboration How Embodiment and Gesture Can Re-establish Rapport and Support Better Designp. 165
Design Thinking in Information Technology
Bringing Design Thinking to Business Process Modelingp. 181
Agile Software Development in Virtual Collaboration Environmentsp. 197
Towards Next Generation Design Thinking: Scenario-Based Prototyping for Designing Complex Software Systems with Multiple Usersp. 219
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