Design Management

Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business

In a business world of nonstop change, there's only one way to win the game: Transform it entirely. This requires a revolution in thinking--a steady stream of disruptive strategies and unexpected solutions. In Disrupt, Luke Williams shows exactly how to generate those strategies and deliver those solutions.
 

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

"A powerful and penetrating exploration of what separates great companies and great leaders from the rest."
—Polly LaBarre, coauthor of Mavericks at Work

Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty?

Design is a Job

Hands down, this book is worth it's weight in gold because of the confidence that it will build. The chapters on what to charge for work, contracts and sticking to your process makes one feel that they are not on an island as we all deal with these same issues, but Mike will fire you up to deal with it professionally and in a manner that will make you look like an even bigger asset to the client or proposed client.

Competing by Design: Creating Value and Market Advantage in New Product Development

This step-by-step, hands-on guide explains how to reduce time to market for new products and effectively meet customer's needs. Demonstrates how to take advantage of the latest development tools and product design, use such proven techniques as robust design and QFD and assess and select the appropriate combination of tools, methodologies and strategies.

 

Yves Béhar+Fuseproject Commerce/Concept

Companies can’t survive without innovating. But most put far more emphasis on generating Big Ideas than on executing them—turning ideas into actual breakthrough products, services, and process improvements.

That’s because “ideating” is energizing and glamorous. By contrast, execution seems like humdrum, behind-the-scenes dirty work. But without execution, Big Ideas go nowhere.

The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge (Harvard Buisness Review)

Companies can’t survive without innovating. But most put far more emphasis on generating Big Ideas than on executing them—turning ideas into actual breakthrough products, services, and process improvements.

That’s because “ideating” is energizing and glamorous. By contrast, execution seems like humdrum, behind-the-scenes dirty work. But without execution, Big Ideas go nowhere.

The Designful Company: How to Build a Culture of Nonstop Innovation

“The complex business problems we face today can’t be solved with the same thinking that created them,” says author Marty Neumeier in this entertaining and original read. Instead, he says, we need to start from a place outside traditional business thinking. In an era of fast-moving markets and leap-frogging innovations, we can no longer “decide” the way forward. Today we have to “design” the way forward—or risk ending up in the fossil layers of business history.

Design Like Apple: Seven Principles For Creating Insanely Great Products, Services, and Experiences

Implement the same principles that shaped Apple's approach to design

Apple sees design as a tool for creating beautiful experiences that convey a point of view down to the smallest detail--îfrom the tactile feedback of keyboard to the out-of-the-box experience of an iPhone package. And all of these capabilities are founded in a deep and rich embrace of what it means to be a designer.

Design Like Apple uncovers the lessons from Apple's unique approach to product creation, manufacturing, delivery, and customer experience.

The Strategic Designer: Tools & Techniques for Managing the Design Process

The design profession has been asking itself some important questions lately. How do designers deal with the increasing complexity of design problems? What skills do designers need to be competitive in the future? How do designers become co-creators with clients and audiences? How do designers prove their value to business? Designers are looking for ways to stay competitive in the conceptual economy and address the increasing complexity of design problems.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Practice and Principles

This is the first book to present innovation and entrepreneurship as a purposeful and systematic discipline that explains and analyzes the challenges and opportunities of America's new entrepreneurial economy. Superbly practical, Innovation and Entrepreneurship explains what established businesses, public service institutions, and new ventures need to know and do to succeed in today's economy.

 

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