Design Thinking Research: Making Distinctions: Collaboration versus Cooperation

  • 7h 53m
  • Christoph Meinel, Hasso Plattner, Larry Leifer (eds)
  • Springer
  • 2018

This book summarizes the results of Design Thinking Research Program at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, USA and the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany. Offering readers a closer look at design thinking, its innovation processes and methods, it covers topics ranging from how to design ideas, methods and technologies, to creativity experiments and creative collaboration in the real world, and the interplay between designers and engineers. But the topics go beyond this in their detailed exploration of design thinking and its use in IT systems engineering fields, and even from a management perspective. The authors show how these methods and strategies actually work in companies, and introduce new technologies and their functions. Furthermore, readers learn how special-purpose design thinking can be used to solve thorny problems in complex fields. Thinking and devising innovations are fundamentally and inherently human activities – so is design thinking. Accordingly, design thinking is not merely the result of special courses nor of being gifted or trained: it’s a way of dealing with our environment and improving techniques, technologies and life.

This edition offers a historic perspective on the theoretical foundations of design thinking. Within the four topic areas, various frameworks, methodologies, mindsets, systems and tools are explored and further developed. The first topic area focuses on team interaction, while the second part addresses tools and techniques for productive collaboration. The third section explores new approaches to teaching and enabling creative skills and lastly the book examines how design thinking is put into practice. All in all, the contributions shed light and provide deeper insights into how to support the collaboration of design teams in order to systematically and successfully develop innovations and design progressive solutions for tomorrow.

In this Book

  • Introduction—Reflections on Working Together—Through and beyond Design Thinking
  • Theoretical Foundations of Design Thinking—Part I—John E. Arnold's Creative Thinking Theories
  • Quadratic Model of Reciprocal Causation for Monitoring, Improving, and Reflecting on Design Team Performance
  • Breaks with a Purpose—A Three-Dimension Framework to Map Break Characteristics and Their Effects on Design Thinking Teams
  • Mechanical Novel—Crowdsourcing Complex Work Through Reflection and Revision
  • Mosaic—Designing Online Creative Communities for Sharing Works-in-Progress
  • Investigating Tangible Collaboration for Design towards Augmented Physical Telepresence
  • The Interaction Engine
  • Making the Domain Tangible—Implicit Object Lookup for Source Code Readability
  • “… And Not Building on That”—The Relation of Low Coherence and Creativity in Design Conversations
  • The DT MOOC Prototype—Towards Teaching Design Thinking at Scale
  • Creativity in the Twenty-First Century—The Added Benefit of Training and Cooperation
  • Priming Designers Leads to Prime Designs
  • From Place to Space—How to Conceptualize Places for Design Thinking
  • Mapping and Measuring Design Thinking in Organizational Environments
  • Human Technology Teamwork—Enhancing the Communication of Pain between Patients and Providers
  • Learning from Success and Failure in Healthcare Innovation—The Story of Tele-Board MED
  • The Design Thinking Methodology at Work—Semi-Automated Interactive Recovery
  • Abracadabra—Imagining Access to Creative Computing Tools for Everyone


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