Posts Tagged ‘design-thinking’

Notes on the Evolution of Design Thinking: A Work in Progress

Almost a history of design, complete with AEG, Bauhaus, the Eames brothers and more. Pdf here at DMI. During most of the twentieth century, corporations and cultural institutions asked designers to play a focused and limited role in product and service development. Today, that role is expanding and the core of the field, design thinking, […]

Desire lines – powerful metaphor for emergence

via “the desire line — trails worn into a landscape that demonstrate the paths people want to take, not those that were laid down by the designer” Peter Merholz lays out some great, yet small in volume, thoughts on emergence, the need for nimble design (and adptiveness – be it in terms of business […]

Redesigning Management Education

via “Roger Martin, dean of the Rotman School of Management, talked about fixing MBA education so it no longer produces, as The Economist calls them, “jargon-spewing economic vandals.” He spoke in detail about moving the MBA curriculum from shallow to deep, narrow to broad, static to dynamic.” Posted via web from frogpond’s posterous

Change by Design and the Design of Business

via This is a short and lively review, Chris Brogan does it in just about a minute – recommending Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation by Tim Brown. Don’t know if I should do it that short with my own review of Roger Martin’s “The Design of Business” – […]

Design Thinking 101

via Citing a 1969 book by Herbert Simon called The Sciences of the Artificial, Wikipedia defines it this way: Design thinking is a process for practical, creative resolution of problems or issues that looks for an improved future result. It is the essential ability to combine empathy, creativity and rationality to meet user needs […]

Social innovation and design

Found then via designthinkers, now timely to underline the importance of design thinking (or better say designing): Thinkpublic created this short film about what they do and how they do it, i.e. how do designers work and proceed.

Thinking about “Design Thinking” by Fred Collopy

I grow more bothered by the week with the phrase “design thinking.” I know full well that I am fighting a losing battle, but I think it is an unfortunate term for describing what designers have to offer to other disciplines, which seems the most common reason for using the term. As is a way […]