Understanding Innovation

Design Thinking Research

Building Innovators

Editors: Plattner, Hasso, Meinel, Christoph, Leifer, Larry (Eds.)

  • Based on scientific evidence from the HPI Stanford Design Thinking Research Program
  • Covers more than just best practice in design thinking and innovation
  • Points out how design thinking can be used to innovate IT development
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About this book

Design thinking as a user-centric innovation method has become more and more widespread during the past years. An increasing number of people and institutions have experienced its innovative power. While at the same time the demand has grown for a deep, evidence-based understanding of the way design thinking functions. This challenge is addressed by the Design Thinking Research Program between Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA and Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany. Summarizing the outcomes of the 5th program year, this book imparts the scientific findings gained by the researchers through their investigations, experiments and studies.

The method of design thinking works when applied with diligence and insight. With this book and the underlying research projects, we aim to understand the innovation process of design thinking and the people behind it. The contributions ultimately center on the issue of building innovators. The focus of the investigation is on what people are doing and thinking when engaged in creative design innovation and how their innovation work can be supported.

Therefore, within three topic areas, various frameworks, methodologies, mind sets, systems and tools are explored and further developed. The book begins with an assessment of crucial factors for innovators such as empathy and creativity, the second part addresses the improvement of team collaboration and finally we turn to specific tools and approaches which ensure information transfer during the design process. All in all, the contributions shed light and show deeper insights how to support the work of design teams in order to systematically and successfully develop innovations and design progressive solutions for tomorrow.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction – Design Thinking Is Mainly About Building Innovators

    Meinel, Christoph (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Empathy via Design Thinking: Creation of Sense and Knowledge

    Köppen, Eva (et al.)

    Pages 15-28

  • Developing Novel Methods to Assess Long-Term Sustainability of Creative Capacity Building and Applied Creativity

    Saggar, Manish (et al.)

    Pages 29-39

  • The Personal Trait Myth: A Comparative Analysis of the Innovation Impact of Design Thinking Tools and Personal Traits

    Martelaro, Nikolas (et al.)

    Pages 41-57

  • Theaters of Alternative Industry: Hobbyist Repair Collectives and the Legacy of the 1960s American Counterculture

    Rosner, Daniela K. (et al.)

    Pages 59-69

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-06823-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-06822-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 28, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35969-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Design Thinking Research
Book Subtitle
Building Innovators
Editors
  • Hasso Plattner
  • Christoph Meinel
  • Larry Leifer
Series Title
Understanding Innovation
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06823-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06823-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-06822-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35969-4
Series ISSN
2197-5752
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 289
Number of Illustrations and Tables
121 b/w illustrations
Topics