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. Researchers have identified metrics, developed models, and conducted studies, which are featured in this book, and in the previous volumes of this series.
Offering readers a closer look at design thinking, and its innovation processes and methods, this volume covers topics ranging from understanding success factors of design thinking to exploring the potential that lies in the use of digital technologies. Furthermore, readers learn how special-purpose design thinking can be used to solve thorny problems in complex fields, such as the health sector or software development.
Thinking and devising innovations are inherently human activities - so is design thinking. Accordingly, design thinking is not merely the result of special courses or of being gifted or trained: it is a way of dealing with our environment and improving techniques, technologies and life. As such, the research outcomes compiled in this book should increase knowledge and provide inspiration to all seeking to drive innovation - be they experienced design thinkers or newcomers.
Looking Further: Design Thinking Beyond Solution-Fixation.- Theoretical
Foundations of Design Thinking.- Part I Understanding Success Factors of Design
Thinking.- Emotions Along the Design Thinking Process.- Measuring Design
Thinking Practice in Context.- Making Use of Innovation Spaces: Towards a
Framework of Strategizing Spatial Interventions.- Part II Exploring the Digital
Potential: Teaching, Research and Organizational Approaches.- An Iterative
Approach to Online Course Design: Improving a Design Research MOOC.- Crowd
Research: Open and Scalable University Laboratories.- Redesigning Social
Organization for Accelerated Innovation in the New Digital Economy: A Design
Thinking Perspective.- Part III Design Thinking in Practice.- New Ways of Data
Entry in Doctor-Patient Encounters.- Design Thinking Pain Management: Tools to
Improve Human-Centered Communication Between Patients and Providers.- InnoDev: A
Software Development Methodology Integrating Design Thinking, Scrum and Lean
Startup.- Towards Exploratory Software Design Environments for the
Multi-Disciplinary Team.- "I Know It When I See It": How Experts and Novices
Recognize Good Design.
Professor Dr. Christoph Meinel (Univ. Prof., Dr. sc. nat., Dr. rer. nat., 1954) is Dean of the Digital Engineering Faculty of the Potsdam University and Director and CEO of the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering gGmbH (HPI) and a full professor (C4) for computer science and serves as department chair of Internet Technologies and Systems at HPI. Beside he is a teacher at the HPI School of Design Thinking, he is an honorary professor at the Department of Computer Sciences at Beijing University of Technology and a guest professor at Shanghai 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. He is scientifically active in innovation research on all aspects of the Stanford innovation method "Design Thinking."Christoph Meinel is author/co-author of 9 books and 4 anthologies, as well as editor of various conference proceedings. More than 400 of his papers have been published in high-profile scientific journals and at international conferences. He is also editor-in -chief of "ECCC - Electronic Colloquium on Computational Complexity," "ECDTR - Electronic Colloquium on Design Thinking Research," the "IT-Gipfelblog" and the tele-TASK lecture archive and openHPI.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. Dr. Leifer has taught Design Innovation for decades and continues to redesign the course ever year with new methodologies and technologies. Once a design student himself at Stanford University, 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). A member of the Stanford faculty since 1976, his research themes include: creating collaborative engineering environments for distributed product innovation teams, instrumentating that environment for design knowledge capture, indexing, reuse, and performance assessment, and design-for-wellbeing, socially responsible and sustainable engineering.