The Design Thinking PlaybookMindful Digital Transformation of Teams, Products, Services, Businesses and Ecosystems
A radical shift in perspective to transform your organization to become more innovative The Design Thinking Playbook is an actionable guide to the future of business. By stepping back and questioning the current mindset, the faults of the status quo stand out in stark relief—and this guide gives you the tools and frameworks you need to kick off a digital transformation. Design Thinking is about approaching things differently with a strong user orientation and fast iterations with multidisciplinary teams to solve wicked problems. It is equally applicable to (re-)design products, services, processes, business models, and ecosystems. It inspires radical innovation as a matter of course, and ignites capabilities beyond mere potential. Unmatched as a source of competitive advantage, Design Thinking is the driving force behind those who will lead industries through transformations and evolutions. This book describes how Design Thinking is applied across a variety of industries, enriched with other proven approaches as well as the necessary tools, and the knowledge to use them effectively. Packed with solutions for common challenges including digital transformation, this practical, highly visual discussion shows you how Design Thinking fits into agile methods within management, innovation, and startups. Explore the digitized future using new design criteria to create real value for the user Foster radical innovation through an inspiring framework for action Gather the right people to build highly-motivated teams Apply Design Thinking, Systems Thinking, Big Data Analytics, and Lean Start-up using new tools and a fresh new perspective Create Minimum Viable Ecosystems (MVEs) for digital processes and services which becomes for example essential in building Blockchain applications Practical frameworks, real-world solutions, and radical innovation wrapped in a whole new outlook give you the power to mindfully lead to new heights. From systems and operations to people, projects, culture, digitalization, and beyond, this invaluable mind shift paves the way for organizations—and individuals—to do great things. When you’re ready to give your organization a big step forward, The Design Thinking Playbook is your practical guide to a more innovative future.
Michael Lewrick (Zurich, Switzerland) holds an MBA and PhD from Stanford, and is Chief Innovation Officer of Swisscomm, the national phone company of Switzerland. His research interests centers on the management issues related to the design, development and commercialization of technological and business model innovation. Patrick Link (Switzerland) is a lecturer at the University of Applied Science in Lucerne, Switzerland, teaching product management, marketing and collaboration management. He has12 years of practical experience as head of product management and in strategic planning, market analysis, strategic projects and as process engineer and project leader. Larry Leifer (Palo Alto, CA) is a professor of engineering at Stanford University and has been a key contributor to the design thinking movement in Silicon Valley and globally, though teaching and consulting, and through the world-renowned design firm IDEO, which was founded by one of his students. Larry’s design thinking work is focused on tools to help design teams understand, support, and improve design practice and theory.