Design Management

IMPACT: The Synergy of Design, Technology, and Business

Design is becoming more about experiences than products. Leading designers in the field of industrial design (Paul Hatch, Karim Rashid, Craig Vetter and Tucker Viemeister), and fashion design (Cat Chow) share their experiences, and aspirations, and offer as well their personal, professional, and philosophical perspectives on the impact of design.

The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEO's Strategies for Defeating the Devil's Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization

The author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation reveals the strategies IDEO, the world-famous design firm, uses to foster innovative thinking throughout an organization and overcome the naysayers who stifle creativity.

The role of the devil's advocate is nearly universal in business today. It allows individuals to step outside themselves and raise questions and concerns that effectively kill new projects and ideas, while claiming no personal responsibility. Nothing is more potent in stifling innovation.

Thinking Beyond Lean: How Multi-Project Management is Transforming Product: Development at Toyota and Other Companies

"Lean Thinking" has dominated product development and project management for over a decade. Now, however, a six-year study by MIT's International Motor Vehicle Program led by Michael Cusumano and Kentaro Nobeoka finds that, in order to dramatically improve product portfolios, Toyota and other leading companies are moving beyond single-project management on which lean thinking is based.

The Team Based Product Development Guidebook

This complete guidebook, designed to help the reader perform better, especially in team situations, presents the issues involved in determining product feasibility, detailed product planning, and actual product development. It provides constructive ideas to assist in improving and enhancing the completeness of an existing product development process.


Talent is Not Enough: Business Secrets for Designers

The best business guide for design professionals just got better! This revised and expanded second edition includes everything designers need—besides talent—to turn their artistic success into business success. You’ll find information on key issues facing designers from freelancing to managing established design firms. A strong visual focus and to-the-point text take the fear factor out of learning about thorny business realities like staffing, marketing, bookkeeping, intellectual property, and more.

Silver Bullets - Strategic Intelligence for Better Design Firm Management

A Silver Bullet represents the hope that a single shot idea or solution will completely transform a design practice and business into its most successful incarnation. The truth is that it takes many silver bullets to get the job done, and while the process isn t magical, it can be rewarding and fulfilling. In this inspired and lucid exploration of the strategic intelligence needed for managing a design firm Jack Reigle draws on his extensive strategy experience, offering insight and practical approaches to move your firm to new levels of achievement.

Open Services Innovation

The father of “open innovation” is back with his most significant book yet. Henry Chesbrough’s acclaimed book Open Innovation described a new paradigm for management in the 21st century. Open Services Innovation offers a new approach that demonstrates how open innovation combined with a services approach to business is an effective and powerful way to grow and compete in our increasingly services-driven economy.

Design Management: Using Design to Build Brand Value and Corporate Innovation

Written by a leading authority in the fields of marketing and design, here is first book ever to bring together the theory and practice of design management. In eleven comprehensive chapters, Design Management offers time-tested tools for choosing the right design agency … integrating design in the organization … creating value and contributing to company performance … contributing to brand value and corporate vision … and implementing design projects.

Design Management: Managing Design Strategy, Process and Implementation

Design Management (the management of design strategies, processes and projects) is an intricate subject. As the role of design in the world continues to broaden, organisations are increasingly viewing design as being integral to their decision-making processes. This book leads the student through the key knowledge, practice and skill areas of design management, focusing on the strategy, process and implementation involved in the management of design. Opening with a contextual overview of the subject, this book then explores the stages involved in the application of design to business.