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The Art of Creative Thinking by The Art of Creative Thinking provides clear, practical guidelines for developing your powers as a creative thinker. Using examples of entrepreneurs, authors, scientists and artists, John Adair illustrates a key aspect of creativity in each chapter. Stimulating and accessible, this book will help you to understand the creative process, overcome barriers to new ideas, learn to think effectively and develop a creative attitude. It will help you to become more confident in yourself as a creative person. The Art of Creative Thinking gives you a fresh concept of creative thinking and it will guide you in developing your full potential as a creative thinker. New ideas are the seeds of new products and services, and this book will open the door to them.
Publication Date: 2009-03-01
Change by design : how design thinking transforms organizations and inspires innovation by The subject of design thinking is the rage at business schools, throughout corporations, and increasingly in the popular press-due in large part to work of IDEO, a leading design firm, and its celebrated CEO, Tim Brown, who uses this book to show how the techniques and strategies of design belong at every level of business. The myth of innovation is that brilliant ideas leap fully formed from the minds of geniuses. The reality is that most innovations come from a process of rigorous examination through which great ideas are identified and developed before being realized as new offerings and capabilities. Change by Design explains design thinking, the collaborative process by which the designer's sensibilities and methods are employed to match people's needs, not only with what is technically feasible, but what is viable to the bottom line. Design thinking converts need into demand. It's a human-centered approach to problem solving that helps people and organizations become more innovative and more creative. Introduced a decade ago, the concept of design thinking remains popular at business schools, throughout corporations, and increasingly in the popular press-due in large part to work of IDEO, the undisputed world leading strategy, innovation, and design firm headed by Tim Brown. As he makes clear in this visionary guide-now updated with addition material, including new case studies, and a new introduction-design thinking is not just applicable to so-called creative industries or people who work in the design field. It's a methodology that has been used by organizations such as Kaiser Permanente, to increase the quality of patient care by re-examining the ways that their nurses manage shift change, or Kraft, to rethink supply chain management. Change by Design is not a book by designers for designers; it is a book for creative leaders seeking to infuse design thinking into every level of an organization, product, or service to drive new alternatives for business and society.
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Design Thinking by Design thinking is the core creative process for any designer; this book explores and explains this apparently mysterious design ability. Focusing on what designers do when they design, Design Thinking is structured around a series of in-depth case studies of outstanding and expert designers, interwoven with overviews and analyses. The range covered reflects the breadth of design, from hardware and software design to architecture and Formula One. The book offers new insights into and understanding of design thinking, based on evidence from observation and investigation of design practice. Design Thinking is the distillation of the work of one of design's most influential scholars. Nigel Cross goes to the heart of what it means to think and work as a designer. The book is an ideal guide for anyone who wants to be a designer or to know how good designers work in the field of contemporary design.
Publication Date: 2011-04-01
Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation by 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. An essential guide for any business seeking to use design thinking as a problem-solving tool as well as a business method to transform companies and cultures The framework is based on work developed by the author for an executive program in Design Thinking taught in Harvard Graduate School of Design Author Idris Mootee is a management guru and a leading expert on applied design thinking Revolutionize your approach to solving your business's greatest challenges through the power of Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation.
Publication Date: 2014-04-23
Exposing the Magic of Design by As the world deals with increasing complexity -- in issues of sustainability, finance, culture and technology -- business and governments are searching for a form of problem solving that can deal with the unprecedented levels of ambiguity and chaos. Traditional "linear thinking" has been disparaged by the popular media as being inadequate for dealing with the global economic crisis. Standard forms of marketing and product development have been rejected by businesses who need to find a way to stay competitive in a global economy. Yet little has been offered as an alternative. It is not enough to demand that someone "be more innovative" without giving him the tools to succeed.
Design synthesis is a way of thinking about complicated, multifaceted problems of this scale with a repeatable degree of success. Design synthesis methods can be applied in business, with the goal of producing new and compelling products and services, and they can be applied in government, with the goal of changing culture and bettering society. In both contexts, however, there is a need for speed and for aggressive action. This text is immediately relevant, and is more relevant than ever, as we acknowledge and continually reference a feeling of an impending and massive change. Simply, this text is intended to act as a practitioner's guide to exposing the magic of design.
There are three simple goals for this text.
The first goal is to present a theory of design synthesis in a simple and concise manner. This theory is based on academic research and discourse, but presented in a way that is clear and valuable to a practicing design manager, designer or design researcher. This theory of design synthesis can then be used to substantiate single methods of synthesis.
The second goal is to offer a rationalization of why design synthesis is important, both in a general sense ("why should I care about this at all?") as well as in a more immediate sense ("why should I care about this right now?").
The final goal is to present a set of actionable, learnable methods for design synthesis that can be applied to any design problem. Practicing industrial designers, interaction designers, interface designers, and designers of other disciplines can use these methods to make sense of complicated design problems and to move seamlessly from various forms of research to design. The methods can add a systematic sense of rigor to an otherwise subjective, often introspective process.
Publication Date: 2011-01-28
Images of design thinking : framing the design thinking practices of innovators by Images of design thinking 1e editie is een boek van Rianne Valkenburg uitgegeven bij Boom uitgevers Amsterdam. ISBN 9789058756022
This book is intended for professionals and students with a passion for innovation. It presents a novel approach to innovation for use by anyone who creates new products, services, concepts or interventions -a designerly approach. Images of Design Thinking, written by innovators for innovators, is the first book to describe how a designerly approach is used in the field of innovation. Thirty seasoned innovators share their thoughts and experiences on how they apply design in their daily practice. Their stories show that there are multiple views on, or images of, design thinking in innovation: value-driven innovation, experience-driven innovation, purpose-driven innovation and vision-driven innovation. These images describe combinations of the role, responsibility and vision of the innovator, the innovator's context (both social and physical), and the scope of the innovation project that he or she is working on. Each of these four images is discussed in a dedicated chapter that includes tips, pointers and best practices to help the reader get the most out of these rich combinations. The book provides inspiration to innovators at all levels of experience. Rianne Valkenburg is professor Designerly Innovation at The Hague University of Applied Sciences and she is co-founder of LightHouse /expertise in smart lighting & smart cities @ TU/e. Janneke Sluijs is teacher in the international bachelor programme Industrial Design Engineering, Open Innovator and researcher at the Designerly Innovation research team at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Maaike Kleinsmann is an associate professor in design-driven innovation at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology
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Make Space by make space is about creative spaces and about creating spaces. Space is more than just the physical environment.
Five types of content are mixed into the book.
Enter from whatever direction suits your needs:
stuff to build
quick, repeatable configurations
ideas to consider
a simple breakdown of how the properties of places can spark actions and attitudes in people space studies
true stories about making space and living in it
The more than 100 mini-entries in this book will help you slice through this complexity and jump from inspiration to action: make an existing space more collaborative, conceive of new creative work spaces, and design learning environments from scratch.
This guiding content emerged from a five-year experiment at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (aka the ''d.school'') and from continuous (but jovial) poking and prodding of countless students, faculty, visitors, and project partners.
Scott Doorley and Scott Witthoft are directors of the Environments Collaborative at Stanford University's d.school¿the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. With the d.school's support, they have prepared make space as a tool for everyone interested in designing and creating environments to support creative collaboration.
Scott Doorley's work focuses on how physical context and digital media can benefit human experience.
His installations with the Dacha Art Collective have been exhibited in the San Jose Museum of Art and the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts San Francisco. Currently he is the Creative Director at the Stanford d.school, where he teaches classes in subjects at the intersection of design and media arts: storytelling and visual communication, improv, and digital media.
Scott has degrees in film from the University of California, Los Angeles (BA '96) and learning, design, and technology from Stanford University (MA '06).
Publication Date: 2012-01-03
This Is Service Design Thinking [E-book] by This is Service Design Thinking introduces an inter-disciplinary approach to designing services. Service design is a bit of a buzzword these days and has gained a lot of interest from various fields. This book, assembled to describe and illustrate the emerging field of service design, was brought together using exactly the same co-creative and user-centred approaches you can read and learn about inside. The boundaries between products and services are blurring and it is time for a different way of thinking: this is service design thinking. A set of 23 international authors and even more online contributors from the global service design community invested their knowledge, experience and passion together to create this book. It introduces service design thinking in manner accessible to beginners and students, it broadens the knowledge and can act as a resource for experienced design professionals. Besides an introduction to service design thinking through five basic principles, a selection of individual perspectives demonstrate the similarities and differences between various disciplines involved in the design of services. Additionally, the book outlines an iterative design process and showcases 25 adaptable service design tools, exemplifying the practice of service design with five international case studies. The book concludes with an insight into the current state of service design research and sets service design thinking in a philosophical context. In collaboration with: (in alphabetical order) Kate Andrews (UK), Beatriz Belmonte (E), Ralf Beuker (GER), Fergus Bisset (UK), Kate Blackmon (UK), Johan Blomkvist (SE), Simon Clatworthy (NO), Lauren Currie (UK), Sarah Drummond (UK), Jamin Hegeman (USA), Stefan Holmlid (SE), Luke Kelly (NL), Lucy Kimbell (UK), Satu Miettinen (FI), Asier Pérez (E), Bas Raijmakers (NL), Jakob Schneider (GER), Fabian Segelström (SE), Marc Stickdorn (A), Renato Troncon (IT), Geke van Dijk (NL), Arne van Oosterom (NL), Erik Widmark (S).
Publication Date: 2012-12-20