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Understanding Innovation

Design Thinking Research

Investigating Design Team Performance

Editors: Meinel, Christoph, Leifer, Larry (Eds.)

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  • Based on scientific evidence from the Hasso Plattner Design Thinking Research Program
    Provides outlook on the emerging field of neurodesign research
    Highlights how design thinking can tap the potential of digital technologies in a human-centered way
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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. The participating 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 addresses the new and growing field of neurodesign, which applies insights from the neurosciences in order to improve design team performance.

Thinking and devising innovations are inherently human activities – and 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 in general. As such, the research outcomes compiled in this book are intended to inform and provide inspiration for all those seeking to drive innovation – be they experienced design thinkers or newcomers.

About the authors

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. In addition he teaches 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 those environments for design knowledge capture, indexing, reuse, and performance assessment, and design-for-wellbeing, socially responsible and sustainable engineering.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-12

    Leifer, Larry (et al.)

  • Accessing Highly Effective Performative Patterns

    Pages 15-33

    Edelman, Jonathan Antonio (et al.)

  • Designing a Synthesis MOOC: Lessons from Frameworks, Experiments and Learner Paths

    Pages 35-47

    Mayer, Lena (et al.)

  • Reflective Tools for Capturing and Improving Design Driven Creative Practice in Educational Environments

    Pages 49-65

    Royalty, Adam (et al.)

  • Augmenting Learning of Design Teamwork Using Immersive Virtual Reality

    Pages 67-76

    Sonalkar, Neeraj (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-28960-7
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Hardcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-28959-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Design Thinking Research
Book Subtitle
Investigating Design Team Performance
Editors
  • Christoph Meinel
  • Larry Leifer
Series Title
Understanding Innovation
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28960-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28960-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28959-1
Series ISSN
2197-5752
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 310
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 69 illustrations in colour
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