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Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation: What They Can't Teach You at Business or Design School

Book Description

A comprehensive playbook for applied design thinking in business and management, complete with concepts and toolkits

As many companies have lost confidence in the traditional ways of running a business, design thinking has entered the mix. Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation presents a framework for design thinking that is relevant to business management, marketing, and design strategies and also provides a toolkit to apply concepts for immediate use in everyday work. It explains how design thinking can bring about creative solutions to solve complex business problems. Organized into five sections, this book provides an introduction to the values and applications of design thinking, explains design thinking approaches for eight key challenges that most businesses face, and offers an application framework for these business challenges through exercises, activities, and resources.

  • An essential guide for any business seeking to use design thinking as a problem-solving tool as well as a business method to transform companies and cultures

  • The framework is based on work developed by the author for an executive program in Design Thinking taught in Harvard Graduate School of Design

  • Author Idris Mootee is a management guru and a leading expert on applied design thinking

Revolutionize your approach to solving your business's greatest challenges through the power of Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Foreword
  8. Scene 01: There’s No More Business As Usual
    1. The Butterfly Effect and Long-Range Planning
    2. Applied Design Thinking Is Strategic Innovation
    3. Time to Think beyond Crisis Mode
    4. Changing Management Paradigms
  9. Scene 02: What Is Design Thinking, Really?
    1. Is Design Thinking a Science or an Art?
    2. Design Thinking Has Been Oversimplified
  10. Scene 03: Applied Design Thinking in Business and Strategy
    1. Design Thinking to the Rescue
    2. We’ve Lost Touch with What’s Around Us
    3. Every Future Business Leader Needs to Be a Good Design Thinker
    4. The 10 Design Thinking Principles That Redefine Business Management
  11. Scene 04: Introducing the Design Thinking MBA
    1. Linking Design Thinking Solutions to Business Challenges
    2. Business Challenge 01: Growth
    3. Design Thinking Approach 01: Storytelling
    4. Business Challenge 02: Predictability
    5. Design Thinking Approach 02: Strategic Foresight
    6. Business Challenge 03: Change
    7. Design Thinking Approach 03: Sense Making
    8. Business Challenge 04: Maintaining Relevance
    9. Design Thinking Approach 04: Value Redefinition
    10. Business Challenge 05: Extreme Competition
    11. Design Thinking Approach 05: Experience Design
    12. Business Challenge 06: Standardization
    13. Design Thinking Approach 06: Humanization
    14. Business Challenge 07: Creative Culture
    15. Design Thinking Approach 07: Rapid Prototyping
    16. Business Challenge 08: Strategy and Organization
    17. Design Thinking Approach 08: Business Model Design
    18. Applied Design Thinking for Business Model Design
  12. Scene 05: Hiring Design Thinkers Is Not Enough; We Need to Create Design Thinking Companies
  13. About the Author
  14. Photo Credits
  15. Index