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Understanding Innovation

Design Thinking Research

Interrogating the Doing

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

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  • Based on scientific evidence from the Hasso Plattner Design Thinking Research Program
    Provides outlook on the emerging field of neurodesign research
    Highlights how design thinking can tap the potential of digital technologies in a human-centered way
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About this book

Extensive research conducted by the Hasso Plattner Design Thinking Research Program at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, USA, and the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany, has yielded valuable insights on why and how design thinking works. The participating researchers have identified metrics, developed models, and conducted studies, which are featured in this book, and in the previous volumes of this series.

This volume provides readers with tools to bridge the gap between research and practice in design thinking with varied real world examples. Several different approaches to design thinking are presented in this volume. Acquired frameworks are leveraged to understand design thinking team dynamics. The contributing authors lead the reader through new approaches and application fields and show that design thinking can tap the potential of digital technologies in a human-centered way. In a final section, new ideas in neurodesign at Stanford University and at Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam are elaborated upon thereby challenging the reader to consider newly developed methodologies and provide discussion of how these insights can be applied to various sectors. 

Special emphasis is placed on understanding the mechanisms underlying design thinking at the individual and team levels. Design thinking can be learned. It has a methodology that can be observed across multiple settings and accordingly, the reader can adopt new frameworks to modify and update existing practice.  The research outcomes compiled in this book are intended to inform and provide inspiration for all those seeking to drive innovation – be they experienced design thinkers or newcomers.

About the authors

Professor Dr. Christoph Meinel is Director and CEO of the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering gGmbH (HPI) and a full professor  for computer science and serves as department chair of Internet Technologies and Systems at HPI.  He teaches at the HPI School of Design Thinking and is Dean of the Digital Engineering Faculty of the University of Potsdam . In addition he is an honorary professor at the Department of Computer Sciences at Beijing University of Technology, guest professor at Shanghai University and concurrent professor at Nanjing University. Christoph Meinel is a research fellow at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg. Meinel is a member of acatech, the German “National Academy of Science and Engineering”, and numerous scientific committees and supervisory boards. Together with Larry Leifer from Stanford University he is program director of the HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Research Program. 
Larry Leifer is professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, CA, USA. Dr. Leifer's engineering design thinking research is focused on instrumenting design teams to understand, support, and improve design practice and theory. Specific issues include: design-team research methodology, global team dynamics, innovation leadership, interaction design, design-for-wellbeing, and adaptive mechatronic systems. He has started many design initiatives at Stanford including the Smart-Product Design Program, Stanford-VA Rehabilitation Engineering Center, Stanford Learning Laboratory, and most recently the Center for Design Research (CDR).

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-7

    Leifer, Larry (et al.)

  • Theoretical Foundations of Design Thinking. Part III: Robert H. McKim’s Visual Thinking Theories

    Pages 9-72

    von Thienen, Julia P. A. (et al.)

  • Designing as Performance: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice in Design Thinking Education

    Pages 75-101

    Edelman, Jonathan Antonio (et al.)

  • Developing a Tool to Measure the Transfer of Design Practice from Training Contexts to Applied Contexts

    Pages 103-121

    Royalty, Adam (et al.)

  • Using ‘Space’ in Design Thinking: Concepts, Tools and Insights for Design Thinking Practitioners from Research

    Pages 123-145

    Schwemmle, Martin (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Design Thinking Research
Book Subtitle
Interrogating the Doing
Editors
  • Christoph Meinel
  • Larry Leifer
Series Title
Understanding Innovation
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-62037-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-62037-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-62036-3
Series ISSN
2197-5752
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 425
Number of Illustrations
78 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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