101 Design Methods: A Structured Approach for Driving Innovation in Your Organization

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 9, 2012 - Design - 336 pages
The first step-by-step guidebook for successful innovation planning

Unlike other books on the subject, 101 Design Methods approaches the practice of creating new products, services, and customer experiences as a science, rather than an art, providing a practical set of collaborative tools and methods for planning and defining successful new offerings. Strategists, managers, designers, and researchers who undertake the challenge of innovation, despite a lack of established procedures and a high risk of failure, will find this an invaluable resource. Novices can learn from it; managers can plan with it; and practitioners of innovation can improve the quality of their work by referring to it.

 

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User Review  - Regine_Lambrecht - LibraryThing

The book is quite repetitive after the first half. It is not as practical as I expected (no template nor tools recommended). Many examples come from the academic world and may not be easily applied on ... Read full review

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This book is designed for the practitioner. The author outlines the four core principles of innovation and provides a model of the design innovation process. He describes innovation mindsets and ... Read full review

Contents

A Model of the Design Innovation Process
8
SENSE INTENT
15
Methods
21
CONTENTS
51
Methods
59
Mindsets
88
Methods
95
FRAME INSIGHTS 129 Mode 5 EXPLORE CONCEPTS
195
Methods 137 4 1 Observations to Insights 138 4 2 Insights Sorting 140 4 3 User Observation Database Queries 142 4 4 User Response Analysis 144 ...
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CONTENTS
244
FRAME SOLUTIONS 247 Mode 7 REALIZE OFFERINGS
285
Methods 255 6 1 Morphological Synthesis 256 6 2 Concept Evaluation 258 6 3 Prescriptive Value Web 260 6 4 ConceptLinking Map 262 6 5 Fores...
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CREDITS FOR EXAMPLE PROJECTS
320
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VIJAY KUMAR is a professor at the IIT Institute of Design, the graduate school of design at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he leads the Strategic Design Planning and the Design Methods programs. Kumar has taught, published, consulted, and lectured throughout the world on using structured methods, tools, and frameworks for conceiving reliable human-centered innovations and turning them into strategic plans for organizations. He has consulted for Autodesk, Motorola, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, SC Johnson, Steelcase, Target, T-Mobile, and many others.

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