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Designer's Library: The Top 10 Design Thinking Books

A list with top design thinking and brainstorming oriented books for designers! If it's not here add it, and vote to create the top 10! :)

Design Thinking: Integrating Innovation, Customer Experience, and Brand Value: Thomas Lockwood

Design Thinking: Integrating Innovation, Customer Experience, and Brand Value [Thomas Lockwood] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Design Thinking is packed with intriguing case studies and practical advice from industry experts. This anthology is organized into three sections that focus on the use of design for innovation and brand-building

A Designer's Research Manual: Succeed in Design by Knowing Your Clients and What They Really Need

A Designer's Research Manual: Succeed in Design by Knowing Your Clients and What They Really Need (Design Field Guide) [Jennifer Visocky O'Grady, Ken O'Grady] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Doing research can make all the difference between a great design and a good design. By engaging in competitive intelligence

Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques (2nd Edition): Michael Michalko

Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques (2nd Edition) [Michael Michalko] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Rethink the Way You Think   In hindsight, every great idea seems obvious. But how can you be the person who comes up with those ideas? In this revised and expanded edition of his groundbreaking Thinkertoys

Brainstorming - The Dynamic New Way to Create Successful Ideas: Charles Clark, Charles H Clark

Brainstorming - The Dynamic New Way to Create Successful Ideas [Charles Clark, Charles H Clark, Classic Business Bookshelf] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Tap Directly Into Your Creative Mind... And Easily Access YOUR Million-Dollar Ideas Ideas are the lifeblood of success... and the best ideas originate with brainstorming. Brainstorming can help you successfully fix any problem

Brain Storm: Unleashing Your Creative Self: Don Hahn

Brain Storm: Unleashing Your Creative Self [Don Hahn] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Whether you're writing a novel, painting with watercolors, composing a symphony, or baking peanut butter cookies

Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation: Tim Brown

Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation [Tim Brown]. The myth of innovation is that brilliant ideas leap fully formed from the minds of geniuses. The reality is that most innovations come from a process of rigorous examination through which great ideas are identified and developed before being realized as new offerings and capabilities. This book introduces the idea of design thinking‚ the collaborative process by which the designer′s sensibilities and methods are employed to match people′s needs not only with what is technically feasible and a viable business strategy. In short‚ design thinking converts need into demand. It′s a human−centered approach to problem solving that helps people and organizations become more innovative and more creative. Design thinking is not just applicable to so−called creative industries or people who work in the design field. It′s a methodology that has been used by organizations such as Kaiser Permanente to icnrease the quality of patient care by re−examining the ways that their nurses manage shift change‚ or Kraft to rethink supply chain management. This is not a book by designers for designers; this is a book for creative leaders seeking to infuse design thinking into every level of an organization‚ product‚ or service to drive new alternatives for business and society.

Design Thinking: Understanding How Designers Think and Work: Nigel Cross

Design Thinking: Understanding How Designers Think and Work [Nigel Cross] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Design thinking is the core creative process for any designer; this book explores and explains this apparently mysterious “design ability.” Focusing on what designers do when they design

The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage: Roger L. Martin

The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage [Roger L. Martin] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Most companies today have innovation envy. They yearn to come up with a game-changing innovation like Apple's iPod

Basics Design 08: Design Thinking: Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris

Basics Design 08: Design Thinking [Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Basics Design: Design Thinking is an introduction to the process of generating creative ideas and concepts. It indentifies methods and thought processes used by designers in order to start the process that eventually leads to a finished piece of work. This focus on ideas and methods eschews an abstract

Design Thinking: Understand - Improve - Apply (Understanding Innovation): Hasso Plattner, Christoph Meinel, Larry Leifer

Design Thinking: Understand - Improve - Apply (Understanding Innovation) [Hasso Plattner, Christoph Meinel, Larry Leifer] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. “Everybody loves an innovation, an idea that sells.“ But how do we arrive at such ideas that sell? And is it possible to learn how to become an innovator? Over the years Design Thinking – a program originally developed in the engineering department of Stanford University and offered by the two D-schools at the Hasso Plattner Institutes in Stanford and in Potsdam – has proved to be really successful in educating innovators. It blends an end-user focus with multidisciplinary collaboration and iterative improvement to produce innovative products

How to Get Ideas: Jack Foster, Larry Corby

How to Get Ideas [Jack Foster, Larry Corby] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Written by Jack Foster, a creative director for various advertising agencies with more than 40 years experience

Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius: Michael Michalko

Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius [Michael Michalko] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. In this trailblazing book, internationally renowned business creativity expert Michael Michalko shows how creative people think—and how to put their secrets to work for you. To create this book