Revised edition: 20 additional methods and a new chapter to introduce humanity-centered design.
This handbook documents 80 methods used in design innovation projects leading to the design of new products or services. It is the first publication to bring together methods, tools, and case studies that involve multiple disciplines and perspectives - from product and service design to interaction and user experience design. In this revised edition, the authors look beyond the human-centered design paradigm and include perspectives from humanity centered design. This extended focus introduces readers to design methods for considering the broader ecosystem in which products and services are used, including the use of natural resources, ethical concerns, and the long-term impact of design decisions.
Design. Think. Make. Break. Repeat. Addresses the needs of anyone interested in deploying design thinking academically or operationally inside their organization or community. With design thinking becoming an increasingly valued skillset for solving complex problems, there is a growing demand for design-based skills in the workplace. The book offers an easily accessible overview of the design thinking process along with a wide range of methods that can be applied across many different areas and contexts.
About the Authors
Martin Tomitsch, Madeleine Borthwick, Naseem Ahmadpour, Clare Cooper, Jessica Frawley, Leigh-Anne Hepburn, A. Baki Kocaballi, Lian Loke, Claudia Nunez-Pacheco, Karla Straker and Cara Wrigley are educators and researchers bringing together various design perspectives. All authors are either currently working at the University of Sydney's Design Lab or are Ph.D. graduates from the Design Lab. At the University of Sydney, they teach courses on interaction design, creative technology, design thinking, design innovation and strategic design.
The book is brought to life by their collective, multidisciplinary expertise based on decades of teaching and using design methods in their research and practice across institutions.